New Viral Threat: Voters Beware

New Viral Threat: Voters Beware

(HorizonPost.com) – COVID-19 isn’t the only pandemic to strike the country in 2020, but the other one doesn’t get much media coverage for the simple reason that they are the virus. Both the big tech giants and more traditional media outlets are doing all they can to facilitate the election of Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden as the next President of the United States.

Social

Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have become the focal point of many people’s universe, particularly with all the lockdowns keeping them home. For many Americans, it’s the major source for news and social interaction, but the powers that be in those organizations have been leading their users down the path to the Left.

Their desire to shape peoples’ points of view is not something that just popped up as a Conservative talking point here in 2020. Previous studies have shown the business models of these companies intended to create the almost Pavlovian reaction subscribers have with their smartphones.

Traditional

Almost from the moment the first television station broadcast in the United States, people found easy access to the news of the day. The “Big Three” networks of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s garnered devotees to certain anchors who made a concerted effort to be viewed as trustworthy.

Jump forward to the 21st century, and they’ve established a tradition spanning more than a half-century of loyalty that’s hard to break. That kind of power becomes dangerous when they switch from presenting information to manipulating it. That’s why the fact that a reported 92% of their coverage of President Donald Trump is negative should be of great concern to any American voter.

The 2020 presidential election is upon us, and it’s crucial that we differentiate fact from biased opinions. The importance of finding neutral descriptions of the candidate’s positions and deciding for ourselves whether they align with our own cannot be overstated.

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