NEWS, MASS & SOCIAL MEDIA

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NEWS, MASS & SOCIAL MEDIA

The American people have long depended on the factual reporting from our news sources and mass media outlets. In recent years that trust has eroded as these agencies have shifted their focus on political and financial gain instead of fact-based news.

The government needs to step in and hold news and mass media outlets responsible for falsely reporting their version or opinion of the news and get back to reporting on what is known, on facts. The Fairness Doctrine that was abolished in 1987 needs to be reevaluated, revamped and reinstated to legally force news agencies to present both, or multiple sides of political or controversial issues in an equal and honest way.

Mass media is the place people should go to hear facts. Social media is where people should go to discuss opinions and feelings about topics. Social Media outlets should not have the right to censor our views unless they are verifiably racist, sexist or inciting criminal activity.