Social Media

Love Your Enemies, Even on Social Media

"Union Seminary’s actions deserve criticism; confessing and praying to plants is full-on paganism and should be named as such. But deserving criticism and even denunciation does not supersede Jesus’ commands to speak and act charitably nor undo Paul’s admonition found in Ephesians 5 where followers of Christ are commanded to 'walk in love, as Christ loved us.'" - John Ellis

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The fake news police: Who fact-checks Facebook’s fact-checkers?

"The report [by law firm Covington & Burling] did not present any case studies to support those concerns, so WORLD examined one specific bias claim in an attempt to see how Facebook’s fact-checkers work. Before we get to our analysis, though, it’s important to understand the power Facebook has." - WORLD

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“The Smallest Minority: Independent Thinking in the Age of Mob Politics”... is about the way in which social media brings out the worst of the tribalism and idiocy in our contemporary politics

"As my book argues, people do not go to social media hoping to learn things about the world. They go to social media hoping that attention will be paid to them. That’s what social media is: a sad, sprawling bazaar in which attention is exchanged and bartered." - Kevin Williamson

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This week, Pinterest blocked the anti-abortion group Live Action from its platform for spreading “harmful misinformation.”

"After an appeal against the listing, the account was permanently suspended. Lila Rose, the founder of Live Action, wrote that her account was suspended as well." - Washington Examiner

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Are We Outsourcing Our Brains to Google?

"Cars, light bulbs, telephones, and compact discs exist outside of us. When we engage with social media, however, when we take information from blogs and make it our own, we are merging our hearts and minds with a machine. Blithely, we continue apace in this transformation, most often unaware of the change we are undergoing." - Intellectual Takeout

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“Why has social media become a search for social approval? And why does this matter so much to us that it consumes some people’s lives?”

"In previous cultures, Marar argues, this need for justification was found chiefly in gods and traditions but in our secularizing age we can only find it in each other. Social media is just one more indication that this project is not working." - Russel Moore 

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