Structured Twitter feeds, filtered and stored, could be the basis for a comprehensive voting advice system that makes Big Money irrelevant to elections.
The question at the Quora forum was, “Why is America so right-wing?” The question turned out to be pretty easy to answer. And once you understand the cause of the problem, it’s also pretty easy to identify the solution.
Fake news stories are having a serious, negative impact on politics. A voting advice system is the answer. It’s simple, and it’s bulletproof.
Evaluating the effect have Obama and Trump have had on the stock market. Who gets credit? Who gets blame? What do corporate interests have to do with it?
For FREE elections — elections that are truly free of the corrupting influence of money — do this! It’s easy, free, and it will make a big difference.
Written to Carli Stevenson, at Demand Progress.org, on the subject of ending the threat to Net Neutrality.
An initial implementation for voting advice can be built on top of Twitter. Local advice can be shared in a town, state-level advice in a state, and so on.
A voting advice system can enable grassroots politics, and even help it go mainstream, tipping the scales in favor of candidates who don’t take major campaign contributions.
These potential advisors are people and organizations you could be hearing from at election time, with important information on elections big and small.
Dr. Lessig brilliantly summarizes the campaign contribution problem: When candidates are chosen by a select few, elected officials respond only to them!