Please join me on your smartphone’s home screen.
Locate the social-media apps you find most irresistible. (For me it’s Twitter and Instagram.) Place them in a new folder entitled “DO NOT USE UNTIL ELECTION IS OVER.” Now hide this folder deep inside your phone.
Congratulations! You have done your job as a responsible citizen of the United States of America.
You may have heard there is a U.S. presidential election happening this week. You may have also heard that an epic mess is forecast on social-media platforms because of it. Facebook , Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, they’re expecting it all: misinformation, voter intimidation, talk of election-related violence, you name it.
Think of it like an amusement park. For this special event, the companies have added lots of safety measures—even closed off parts of the park—to control the chaos.