Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday April 20, 2016

Your Social Media Habits Could Be Destroying Democracy

I think the headline of this article is a bit melodramatic. First of all, dumb people have been voting without knowing the issues forever. And then there is that whole popular vote versus Electoral College thingy. So, while social media might be adding to the problem, I don't agree that it is "destroying democracy." Brain cells? Yes. Democracy? No. big grin

A study released this week may help confirm what you probably suspected. That endless stream of hashtags, emojis, listicles and Onion articles isn't necessarily making you any smarter. And in some cases it could hamper your political judgment.