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Curbing Bearers of False Witness in Politics

Separate truths keep Americans at odds. I’ve always been a devotee of fact checking, especially in the political climate that has overwhelmed us since the political campaigning that prefaced the 2016 presidential election. It wasn’t just the presidential candidates themselves, but the congressional races where everything was divided into us-versus-them rhetoric and the campaign ads were replete with exaggerations and lies. Social media was a traffic jam of people who didn’t know what they were talking about [...]

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Keeping It Short, If not Always Sweet, on Twitter

  Ain’t it tweet. You could say we’re all a-Twitter about what may become the most popular way to render an opinion in the year 2017. Of course, in many ways, our soon-to-be President got a lot of mileage out of his tweets in his campaign. According to Statistica.com, there are 317 million active monthly Twitter users as of the third quarter of 2016. That’s fewer than a third of regular monthly users of Facebook, but tweeter numbers are [...]

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