Week 11 discussion question:

How is political speech expressed in social media? Provide some examples that you have seen, or been involved in.

Political speech can be anything from discussing the application of a specific political issue to the endorsement or insult of a political party.  It’s everywhere.  So it makes sense that it would be on social media too.  YouTube posts about political debates are a good example.  Like the ones that are posted below this foreign policy debate between Obama and Romney (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tecohezcA78).  The posters appear to be getting pretty agitated with opposing points of view.  I don’t normally read the commentary, but the user “lg15flat” typing “maybe if u stop using cold logic & start using morals u will see things differently” seems pretty aggressive to me.

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One thought on “Week 11 discussion question:

  1. rochellem5 says:

    This is a good example by saying both are everywhere so it is likely that they are involved with each other in many aspects. I do like how you used youtube to show how they are connected.

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