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A Better Region 8: Politics on social media

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)

I don’t know about you, but my social media accounts are wearing me out lately.

We are four weeks away from one of the most important elections in national and local history. Emotions are running stronger and louder. 

Never have I seen a time when people were so quick to share a post on social media that may or may not be true.

People I know who have never wandered into politics on social media are participating in good old-fashioned mudslinging and seem to not even know it. 

Folks are posting ridiculous things about both presidential candidates, and now, it's starting to happen on the local level too.

It's time to think for ourselves. 

What happened to checking out the truth before we post?  No matter what side of the aisle you're on before you share a post, ask yourself if it comes from a credible source. News coming from reliable sources help spread the truth.

Be informed. Check things out. Speak your mind. Check your sources.

Spreading your opinion, without being some else's pawn in the chess game of politics, makes this A Better Region 8.

- Chris Conroy, KAIT VP & General Manager

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