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February 4, 2024

Should political advertising be restricted by news websites that are trying to improve healthy discourse?




Total votes: 8

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  1. Clifford4991
    32.5

    This kind of contradicts the First Amendment of free speech/ press. It’s a good thought, but should be takes about further in detail. I personally believe the First Amendment needs reform due to …Read MoreThis kind of contradicts the First Amendment of free speech/ press. It’s a good thought, but should be takes about further in detail. I personally believe the First Amendment needs reform due to various gray areas such as this. Read Less

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    1. HappyDuck
      33

      I completely agree.

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    2. Clifford4991
      32.5

      Talked about *

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  2. CheerfulMagpie
    46.5

    I agree with the overall goal of trying to improve healthy discourse; however, I feel like there could be better ways of doing this. Instead, the government could set guidelines for political …Read MoreI agree with the overall goal of trying to improve healthy discourse; however, I feel like there could be better ways of doing this. Instead, the government could set guidelines for political advertisements. This would take the responsibility of regulating potentially dangerous and/or harmful speech from private businesses and place it in the government’s hands. Political advertisements serve an important role in teaching the audience certain things about candidates and what they support. They serve an important role. They should not be banned, but rather regulated. Read Less

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  3. CuriousPanda2
    33

    While political advertisements have the potential to be educational for the audience, they may also become distracting. Readers should be able to view objective news without being swayed by an …Read MoreWhile political advertisements have the potential to be educational for the audience, they may also become distracting. Readers should be able to view objective news without being swayed by an advertisement before they read a report. While it would be difficult to hinder this, there should be measures in place to ensure it does not become the focus of the website. Individuals deserve to receive balanced news that is not crowded with one particular agenda. Read Less

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  4. FunnyDuck
    7.5

    It would be a good idea only if these websites were regulated by the government to ensure that the censorship was neutral and not disproportionate against a certain political party. I believe this …Read MoreIt would be a good idea only if these websites were regulated by the government to ensure that the censorship was neutral and not disproportionate against a certain political party. I believe this would be beneficial. Even though the First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech, none of the amendments are absolute. The current level of politicization within the United States is a great cause for alarm against the public good. Read Less

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