Did Social Media Ruin Election 2016

http://www.npr.org/2016/11/08/500686320/did-social-media-ruin-election-2016

 

Every election year it seems that some sort of technology comes to light or has a way of changing the election process and I think definitely it was all about social media this year.  I don’t think I have ever seen so much hatred in any election after watching this election unfold.  Not only did social media keep us up to date on what was going on in the election but it aloud us to show more hate and negative thoughts and opinions to others who don’t have the exact same view as us.  It also made it to where I got to a point of thinking, is this election really about what the candidates are going to do for our country in the future or are we ever going to stop talking about what the candidates did in their past.  We all have pasts and whether they are shiny with rainbows and teddy bears or burning in flames we shouldn’t be thinking about that. We should be thinking about what policies and hearing out what each candidate will do for this United States.  This election started out like that from the VERY beginning and while most people in the country stated that they didn’t like either candidate… you could of chosen someone else! There were so many candidates to start off with and I think popularity and social media got the best of this election.  Now all we can do is wait and hope for the best for our future.

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