By Julie Dixon @ABroncoNole
Social media gives us a glimpse into the human condition and the heartbeat of morality. This can be both a useful tool and a frightening one when used to further an agenda.
As America is bombarded with a message of tolerance, social media gives us the reverse. We see how perceptions of people can be shaped through a few sentences. Their character and lives summed up and judged. A life story in 140.
Look at the cases of Peyton Manning, Adrian Peterson, Ray Rice, Jameis Winston and Joe Mixon.
Each of these men were seen one way until social media stepped in and turned it. Manning was Mr. All-American, squeaky clean and everyone’s favorite player. An incident from another century and a gross invasion of his privacy became front page news.
Depending on your world view, he’s either a saint or a sinner with little in between. The media often omitted many details to his story to further their agenda. Facts ignored. History ignored. Laws and privacy be damned.