Can someone give me a benign explanation for this?
“Does anyone else find it odd that ‘FBI Emails’ does not appear to be a hot topic, trending, big deal on any social media?”
Yes, I know: these are all private companies, and they can publish of not publish whatever they choose. So can the news media. Nonetheless, it’s wrong. It is an effort to manipulate what people learn about, and it is dishonest. Stating or implying that these are the major news stories while omitting the most important news development of the day because it may work to the disadvantage of your favorite party of candidate is mass deecption. It means, among other things, that no one using that social media platform can or should ever trust what is designated a “trending” or a “hot story.”
I just checked Facebook and Twitter. “James Comey” just snuck into 9th place on the list on Facebook. (“James Comey” is not “Clinton’s e-mails,” which is the real story). It’s behind Milbury, Mass,. James Hamm and Henry Winkler, among others. Nothing about Comey or the e-mails on the Twitter trends.
This isn’t just good old fashioned politicking. This is abuse of power and influence.
Unless it’s all a big misunderstanding, of course…