Ethan Wolfe: Modifying Twitter political commentary

For better or worse, political commentary on Twitter has become a commonplace source for the average internet user to get their news. I, admittedly, receive a lot of my news from the site as well, but with character limitations and a fast-paced environment, the platform for news exchange must be reformed. Too often are users only following journalists that suit their agenda, and when two or more users engage in Twitter political “debate,” there is simply not enough room to give full context and that ends up as the detriment to both of the debaters. If it had to be changed for the better, it simply wouldn’t exist. But provided that that is not an option, it could only be enhanced by allowing for greater character limits as well as more users posting sources instead of hyperbolic anecdotes.

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