Presidential election divides and confuses people on social media

It seems like hardly anyone is feeling good about this election. Many Sacramentans have seen arguments in real life and on social media.

It seems like hardly anyone is feeling good about this election. Many Sacramentans have seen arguments in real life and on social media.

"This is one of the elections driven by social media, memes, shares and news articles, and it's flooded," said Sacramento voter James Wilder. "It's a deluge on social media."

I asked him if he had to unfollow anyone yet.

"We've gone one step further than unfollowing, and that is checking our privacy settings and thinking I don't want Uncle Joe, who doesn't even exist, to even to follow me and see my posts," Wilder said. 

A lot of people we talked to said their Facebook and Twitter pages are filled with comments about the Presidential candidates.

“There are a lot of things like, say, Hillary is paying someone to campaign for her even more, or Trump is doing this,” said Mary Huynh, another Sacramento voter. “I still don't know who to vote for.”

I asked if other people felt confused as well.

"I actually, personally for me, yeah, I think it's definitely steered me away from Trump more," said Elona Chaplygan, another Sacramento voter.

I reached out to another Sacramento voter through Facebook who said he unfollowed people on Facebook.

"It's like progressive discipline," said Steve Reed. "They put something on Facebook and it consistently comes up, I'll delete the post and after a while when it gets bothersome I'll unfollow. They still think I'm their friend but I don't see what they put."

I also talked to a few people on Facebook about all this social media drama.

One woman wasn't able to meet with me in person, but she said she's been fighting with her sister and they stopped talking for months. I also have some friends who are married who unfriended their husbands or wives because of their views of the candidates.

In the end, it's your Facebook or Twitter account and you're allowed to say what you want, but you can't expect people will agree with you.

(© 2016 KXTV)


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