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Reddit Is Tearing Itself Apart

Reddit Is Tearing Itself Apart | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
The site’s subreddits serve as fiefdoms organized around a specific interest. Reddit’s The_Donald subreddit was founded a year ago as the premier online meeting place for Trump supporters. It has since sought to—in CEO and co-founder Steve Huffman’s words—“dominate the conversation” on the site. Its members spread coded hate speech, openly antagonize other Redditors, and break the site’s most basic rules with impunity while moderators feel the brunt of the abuse, and Reddit leadership fail to adequately address the problem.

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This can be used as an interesting case where Freedom can allow abuse, but teachers can also explore how people feel personally supported or rejected by an organization depending on the actions of its representatives and leadership. This can lead to discussions about engagement with Democracy.
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Presidential Debate Rules and Format

Presidential Debate Rules and Format | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

How the rules and format of the U.S. presidential debates have changed throughout history.

 

excerpt: "The first televised presidential debate was a huge step for modern politics. While the majority of radio listeners considered Richard Nixon the winner, television gave John Kennedy a clear advantage. Kennedy, who was tan, fit, and well-rested, was considered the winner by television viewers who didn’t appeal to Nixon, a pale and sweaty mess after being ill for weeks. The Great Debates displayed television’s power to move campaigns forward. Debate rules and formats continue to evolve, as do the people in charge."

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