Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows. -George Orwell

Freedom to speak the truth is tempered by etiquette  and strangulated by censorship.  Why is freedom to lie not?  #TrumpLies


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Who Decides the News?

Who, What, Why, Where, When and How?
Who Decides the News?

Today the term is Trending!   WHO decides ‘what Trending is’?   WHAT is Trending (definition)?   WHY is it Trending?  WHERE is it Trending?  WHEN did the Trending begin?  HOW was Trending determined to be Trending?

Let’s each explore those 5Ws & How .   The answers might give insight into some of our beliefs, values and norms that affect our thoughts, attitudes and behaviors.  Who Decides the News determines our culture and  our biases.

Social media is not only creating global communities it is also creating our culture, determining our News.  How intentional is this process?

How is this accomplished by social media?  The debate about drones makes me wonder how is social media shaping my thoughts and determining what is newsworthy.

Who, What, Why, Where, When and How?
Who, What, Why, Where, When and How?

Our Failure to Listen and our failure to ask those questions now may lead to  diversity with  explosive conflicts  and  without meaningful multi-cultural communication.  The latter is necessary  for appreciation and understanding of  other cultures in a multi-cultural world.

Diversity without communication
Diversity without intergroup communication

Finally, who is watching as social media selectively selects our content and determines what is Trending?

Our world is global but Who Decides the News?

Who, What, Why, Where, When and How?
Who Decides the News?