A study just showed:
A poll conducted by Monmouth University lays the situation out pretty clearly: “Fully 70% of American voters say that this year’s presidential campaign has brought out the worst in people. Only 4% say it has brought out the best in people. Another 5% say it has done a little of both and 20% say it has done neither. Democrats (78%), Republicans (65%), and independents (66%) agree that the 2016 campaign has brought out the worst in people.” The poll finds 7 percent of Americans reporting they’ve lost a friend over this election. Slightly more Hillary Clinton supporters than Donald Trump supporters reported losing friends.
When the worst of all of us is out in full force, it’s bad news for our relationships. Social media makes it more difficult to avoid politics with even distant acquaintances, and seeing the political views and stories that people choose to share when feelings are so volatile can make it hard to maintain friendships with people who fall on different sides of the issues.
Not agreeing with somebody's opinions of a candidate seems to be a pretty common reason to unfriend a person now.
In your journal, write your thoughts on social media in an election. How do you think it has changed the way candidates advertise? Have you seen posts that offend you to the point of unfriending or unfollowing another? Do people disregard their digital citizenship and footprint during this time of heated opinions? Should they? How does the discussions we have had about digital footprints helped you to know what is appropriate and not appropriate to post even in a time of election? Please write for five minutes minimum. WHEN FINISHED UPLOAD YOUR JOURNAL TO YOUR CMS FOR CREDIT. IT'S WORTH 50 POINTS FOR THE QUARTER!