Someone Please Stop Mark Zuckerberg From Running for Office
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August 8, 20173 min read, 640 words

Someone Please Stop Mark Zuckerberg From Running for OfficeSomeone Please Stop Mark Zuckerberg From Running for Office

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Published: August 8, 2017  |  3 min read, 640 words
Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg is inciting speculation that he is planning to run for president in 2020. Part of this speculation has stemmed from the political establishment’s obsession with finding a “nice” billionaire to counter .In December 2016, Zuckerberg ...
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Ad Hominem
August 8, 2017
In line with what Jared said before me, this piece is literally a sniper shot against Zuckerberg. There is no unbiased analysis of Zuckerberg's role in current society, and pros and cons of him possibly becoming the next president of the US. This is a clear attempt from the author to paint the worst possible picture of Facebook's CEO. The lack of reliable sources is also pretty concerning, making this article not newsworthy at all.
August 8, 2017
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Ad Hominem
August 17, 2017
I agree with Jared that the author provides a one sided argument strictly attacking Mark Zuckerberg. While I don't necessarily want to see him run for office in 2020 I find it interesting that talk of the next election has begun despite it being 3 years away (hence my not newsworthy status on the article).
August 17, 2017
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Satire
August 9, 2017
I couldn't pick enough negative categories to put this in...the article makes an argument without supporting it with any substantial analysis. The author underlining certain words thinking he was emphasizing his point made it obvious that he is not an experienced journalist.
August 9, 2017
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Satire
August 9, 2017
This particular statement gave me pause -"The company has received a free pass when it comes to anti-trust laws, such as when it purchased WhatsApp without regulators blinking an eye." - How is this an anti-trust violation? There are hundreds of free messaging apps - slack, discord, google hangouts, mattermost - out there that aren't owned by facebook. The author continues with other sensationalized statements. While reviewing this as an "opinion piece" seems redundant because its labeled as one on the website, it most certainly is an opinion... seems that the author tried to find sources to support his opinion rather than objectively basing his opinion on reliable sources
August 9, 2017
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Pure Opinion
August 9, 2017
It was difficult to choose between Opinion Piece and Political Agenda for this article. The author does exemplify some bias against Zuckerberg, but also brings up some interesting counters to negatives he brings up. Many of the sources he brings into the article I also think are opinion pieces, speculating on what someone may be endeavoring to do. This is fair game in journalism, to be opinionated and throw your voice out there, but this article is definitely not newsworthy. It gains the label of Opinion Piece over Political Agenda because although it had some political undertones, it was not clearly supporting any political party or official over another.
August 9, 2017
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Financial Incentive
August 8, 2017
Massive political agenda, lack of good sources, largely a slam piece.
August 8, 2017
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Satire
August 8, 2017
Although this is actually a very important story, author Michael Sainato has a clear bias against Zuckerberg running for office, which he makes clear even from the article's headline. But more frustrating than his unobjective approach is the fact that the few sources he uses are from Zuckerberg's own Facebook posts. Although I agree with the author's overall point, I would've liked to see him present a more convincing, detailed, and well-sourced argument.
August 8, 2017
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Pure Opinion
August 10, 2017
Everyone loves gossip. Isn't that what this article is?
August 10, 2017
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Stacking the Deck
August 8, 2017
I agree with Austin that this article is lacking in reliable sources, but for the sake of critiquing another aspect of the article, I reviewed this as Stacking the Deck. I agree with the author that Zuckerberg shouldn't be running for president, even though it is well within his rights to do so. My issue with this article is that the author only presents the worst things about Zuckerberg as president, even using a bit of an appeal to emotion when referencing how powerful his money and Facebook influence are in a democracy. I would have been interested in hearing the author explore some of the reasons Zuckerberg might make a good president. For example, he has successfully organized and developed the largest online community in the world which he essentially currently runs as the president of. He is surrounded by amazingly smart and talented people that he could involve in government. He's also a very charitable guy that would respect the gap between church and state. Every piece of this article was stacked against Zuckerburg, rather than presenting both sides to the reader.
August 8, 2017
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Ad Hominem
August 8, 2017
This is a well-crafted ad hominem (personal) attack by Observer's Michael Sainato. His wording and examples throughout the article provide a one-sided story meant to put Mark Zuckerberg in a bad light. From "renouncing" his atheism (which he doesn't just by saying "Religion is very important"), to "political campaign rife with awkward public relations stunts," hiring ex-Clinton aides, censorship, kicking out Native Hawaiians, failing Uganda schools, and finally pro-charter schools. Not a shred of positive light which was needed for me to trust this article. This could also be considered stacking the deck fallacy.
August 8, 2017
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Pure Opinion
August 8, 2017
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Not Credible
August 27, 2017
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August 27, 2017
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