Social Media

“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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No Squishy Love, No Brutal Truth

"The Bible calls us to both truth and love—not some squishy love that refuses to name error, but also not some truth that is harsh and brutal....This love is gentle and forbearing (because God is gentle and forbearing). This love is willing to move slowly and to rejoice at small gains (because God is willing to move slowly and to rejoice at small gains). It doesn’t give up easily, doesn’t have unrealistic expectations, and doesn’t assume ill motives." - Challies 

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Twitter Suspends Unplanned Movie Account, Refuses to Let Twitter Users to Follow the Account

"After reinstating the Unplanned account, the follower count jumped from just under 7,000 followers to nearly 200,000 followers. This number, however, would drastically change several hours later. Twitter users who had followed the account noticed that they were unfollowed by Unplanned and that they had unfollowed Unplanned, despite not unfollowing the account themselves." - Christian Headlines

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