On election night of 2016, the American people spoke loud and clear and elected Republican Donald J. Trump as our new President. Leader of the free world…..Head honcho.
Both the primary election and general elections were tumultuous and showed that we as a nation remain quite divided on major social and political issues.
As people went about their daily lives during the elections on Facebook and Twitter, our news feeds were inundated with all sorts of “news” posts. The legitimacy of many of these sites has come under fire, making the issue of online news slant and bias a major issue in our country.
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook has gone so far as to ask his development team to produce filtering algorithms to help limit the amount of illegitimate news sites.
It is becoming clear that these unscrupulous sites played a large role in helping to shape the public mindset concerning the election between Trump and Hillary Clinton.
How many different news sites did you follow during the election? Do you feel they were honest and trustworthy? Why or why not?
Given the nature of our inalienable right to free speech, is it morally ok for sites such as Facebook to limit and censor what we are able to read online?