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The 2016 US Presidential election saw the use of fake news to concentrate polarising content in swing states, and to intimidate certain groups of people into not showing up to vote. Under the extreme pressure of the 2020 Presidential elections, is social media being used to target the disenfranchised in swing states?

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Social media is being used to target the disenfranchised in swing states. Polarising content is being used for voter suppression and foreign states are influencing the 2020 election.
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Celebrity endorsements are influencing voter opinions

Social media is being used to target the disenfranchised in swing states. Highly influential celebrities may influence the opinions of disenfranchised voters, particularly in swing states.
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The Argument

Celebrities whom people feel positively toward may be able to influence how people think about presidential candidates and political issues. On the flip side, endorsements from celebrities who are disliked may backfire.[1]

Counter arguments

Voters are not easily influenced by celebrity endorsements. They may use the endorsements to educate themselves more on a particular candidate or issue, but they will not let influencers change their personal opinions during the 2020 US presidential election.

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Rejecting the premises

References

  1. https://www.psypost.org/2018/10/do-celebrity-endorsements-actually-influence-public-opinion-52399
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