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Policy & Governance Questions

1. Is there a happy medium between the complete freedom of the internet and some level of governance? Reddit can be a great site for news but at the same time it can also show the scum of the Internet. I am all for freedom but is there a way to not be afraid of entering a Big Brother scenario? Could there be a system with built-in checks and balances that can also be maleable for if the system becomes too overbearing?

2. Why do we tend to take social news more seriously than syndicated corporate news? Is it the fact social media is more likely to value other opinions and/or allows for a greater discussion without having only one position displayed?

3. Why is there a lack of both sides of the conversation in traditional media? if there is to be a balanced discussion or presentation of events, don’t multiple sides need to be presented?

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