NPR Tweets the Declaration of Independence and Idjit Trump Supporters Were Offended

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In honor of the Fourth of July, aka Independence Day, NPR decided to tweet out the Declaration of Independence. Unfortunately, some Twitter users mistook the document as biased propaganda.

❝ Supporters of President Trump tweeted out their objections to NPR’s thread saying it was one-sided and the reason NPR would lose their funding.

They did not realize the radio station was simply breaking up the Declaration into 140 character segments.

Here’s the tweet-by-tweet transcription of this subversive tweetcast.

2 thoughts on “NPR Tweets the Declaration of Independence and Idjit Trump Supporters Were Offended

  1. Ēkhō says:

    “Political Discourse on Social Media: Echo Chambers, Gatekeepers, and the Price of Bipartisanship” https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.01665
    A recent study of more than 2.7 billion tweets between 2009 and 2016 confirms that Twitter users are exposed mainly to political opinions that agree with their own. It is the largest study to characterize echo chambers by both the content in them and the networks they comprise. The findings indicate a strong correlation between biases in the content people both produce and consume. In other words, echo chambers are very real on Twitter.
    ‘An echo chamber exists if the leaning of the content received by Twitter users is in par with the leaning of the content they share. An opinion echoes back to the user when it is being shared by others in the chamber, the social network around the user,’ explains professor Aristides Gionis from Aalto University.

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