The battle for influencing TWTR and FB. @WillRinehart williamrinehart.com

May 31, 01:37 AM
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The battle for influencing TWTR and FB. @WillRinehart  williamrinehart.com

The Center for Growth and Opportunity's Will Rinehart
says both sides of the aisle often feel criticized, even silenced, by the media due to the "hostile media effect,"  a well-founded tendency for people to believe that media outlets are biased against their side:

The president has been critical of Twitter recently, saying that, "Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices."
But across the aisle, advocates have lobbied that exact opposite criticism, that social media platforms are giving too much leeway to conservatives. Much of this controversy can be chalked up to what's known as the hostile media effect, a well-founded tendency for people to believe that media outlets are biased against their side. Still, the president will find it hard to take any real action on this issue. . . .  The First Amendment seriously limits it.