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By Joe Block 

Around the block


April 4, 2019

We are bombarded daily about the evils of social media. From outright incorrect news, to breaking stories with incorrect information, to foreign actors spoofing Facebook posts, there is much to criticize. It’s not a stretch to say news on social media should be taken with a grain of salt.

What isn’t drawing the attention of thinkpieces across the county about social media is the question of inaction among those consuming the information.

Social media, particularly Facebook, gives people the opportunity to ‘thumbs up’, comment, and share stories. This appears to be a form of particip...

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