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    The New York Times Company | Yanna Krupnikov, John Barry Ryan | 10/20/20 | 4 min
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    • Florian
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      1 month ago

      Very interesting stats. So the question is, how do you reach those who are not interested...

      • bill
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        3 weeks ago

        I agree the stats are super interesting. And your question is a great one. But to blow this up even more, we might first want to ask ourselves something else entirely:

        Do we need to reach everyone? (Does everybody need to care about politics?)

        • Florian
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          3 weeks ago

          Hm. Yes, indeed. I think everyone should care since the politicians make decisions that impact them but I know that not everyone sees it that way

          • bill
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            3 weeks ago

            Yeah. I'm a bit torn. I can imagine a healthy society that has a meaningful chunk of people who don't bother with politics, but indeed that imagination requires squinting into a future where politicians, as a whole, are an order of magnitude more trustworthy and effective than the ones we have now.

    • bartadamley
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      1 month ago

      a [Pew study]finds that 10 percent of Twitter users are responsible for 97 percent of all tweets about politics.

      This representation of the rather vocal population about politics is shaping our political discourse is an interesting fact. How far are we going to let the vocal few shape the majority of public perception of politics. So perhaps the overly inflated media response to what is actually happening on the ground may not be as bad as it looks?