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The genie of social media is out of the bottle and there is no putting it back in. There is much good and bad that comes out of the information through these new modes of communication.

Posted By: 3UteDad
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 11:36 am

I find it problematic when governments intervene to stem the free flow of thoughts and information, the good and the bad. The bigger issue here is the lack of critical thinking on the part of our citizenry.

The willingness of many to accept what they see on social media at face value is cringeworthy, and that makes our republic susceptible to these influences. How many folks do we see on this message board on both sides of the aisle that try to make their case with memes or cutting and pasting short twitterbursts? I know there have been cases where we have even sourced some of the memes posted here to Russian agencies.

I wish there was a civics class people would have to pass in order to vote, but I know that will never happen. Our own president likely wouldn't be able to vote if that were so.

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Rocker Ute icon NEW: Let's all take off our partisan goggles for a minute and discuss a TRUTH as noted by Mueller. Russia attempted to interfere with our election "and that should concern every American."
Rocker Ute - -- Wednesday 29 May 2019, at 10:06 am [ID# 1947448] [reply]
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SforkUte icon NEW: I went social media free months ago and I’ll never go back. (nm)
SforkUte - -- Wednesday 29 May 2019, at 10:33 am [ID# 1947449] [reply]
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UTEopia icon NEW: Unfortunately, our political system has created a lazy electorate. They continue to marginalize voters who do not care to join a party. Those in a party are willing to plug their nose and vote for the party candidate even if that candidate is an
UTEopia - -- Wednesday 29 May 2019, at 11:28 am [ID# 1947452] [reply]
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3UteDad icon NEW: The genie of social media is out of the bottle and there is no putting it back in. There is much good and bad that comes out of the information through these new modes of communication.
3UteDad - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 29 May 2019, at 11:36 am [ID# 1947453] [reply]
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BulgieUte icon NEW: You know that civics class would be administrated in a biased way, gerrymandered to favor one position, varying from state to state.
BulgieUte - -- Wednesday 29 May 2019, at 01:52 pm [ID# 1947459] [reply]
MinnesotaUte icon NEW: This is precisely why our founding fathers tried to lock down government and preserve our individual rights.
MinnesotaUte - -- Wednesday 29 May 2019, at 04:45 pm [ID# 1947470] [reply]
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Zeous icon NEW: Right... and government is an extension of our nature (plus nurture), and tends to morph following relative changes in the prevalance of competing nurtures (which can be observed in competing ideas expressed as memes, morals, proposed legislation,
Zeous - -- Thursday 30 May 2019, at 03:05 am [ID# 1947497] [reply]
Zeous icon NEW: How about CIA directors opining publicly about candidates? They're supposed to be strictly off-limits domestically, so would that also be of grave concern?
Zeous - -- Wednesday 29 May 2019, at 12:42 pm [ID# 1947457] [reply]
REDrumU icon NEW: Eternal September
REDrumU - -- Wednesday 29 May 2019, at 01:27 pm [ID# 1947458] [reply]
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pangloss icon NEW: a recap
pangloss - -- Wednesday 29 May 2019, at 02:32 pm [ID# 1947464] [reply]
MinnesotaUte icon NEW: I haven't gone free, but I sort of feel that way because I ignore it for the most part
MinnesotaUte - -- Wednesday 29 May 2019, at 04:38 pm [ID# 1947468] [reply]
Red Don icon NEW: "Maybe it was Russia; maybe it was a 400 lb. man in his basement."
Red Don - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 29 May 2019, at 05:20 pm [ID# 1947475] [reply]
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