Growing up with the Internet, I was always told to be careful what I post on the Internet, and this holds true for political candidates as well. In today’s campaigns, candidates are under a microscope, since everything they say or do could be the talk of the Internet for the rest of the campaign. They have to live in constant fear that what they say can go viral at any moment. Any time a candidate puts his foot in his mouth or does something ignorant, it is talked about over and over again. And example of this is when a video was posted of Mitt Romney ironing a tuxedo that we was wearing was made into vines, and GQ posted an article making fun of the incident (Deleon). Donald Trump’s rise as a serious presidenti...
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...ties like Google and Facebook are having some part in elections, and who knows why, but its assumed to help with their own desires.
A lot has changed since the first presidential debate, however it did set a precedent in what the future elections would look like, being changed by technology. In world today, we live surrounded by the Internet. It is almost impossible to be in society without being around it, and therefore, its taken over almost everything we do. This includes elections, which has been influenced by technological advances since the 60’s. The Internet has the power to make everything a candidate say come back to bite them, the power to bring the candidate and the voter together, and to share information with the voter in new platforms, however outside forces could be compromising the Internet by using the free access to information against us.
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