of 18 - 24-year-olds voted for the Conservatives in 2019
The number of, according to the Knight Foundation, left-wing and hard-left users on Twitter
of 18 - 24-year-olds believe communism "could have worked if it had been better executed"
To challenge the pervasive left-wing bias in online content, much of which originates from the UK’s mainstream media and activist groups.
Social media today will see you ‘cancelled’ online for daring to argue in favour of common sense views. And it’s not hard to see why such views are attacked so often. A study released last year by the Knight Foundation looked at more than 86m tweets and concluded that Twitter is left-leaning. How much so? According to the study’s authors, their scoring analysis found that over half (57%) of users were defined as “centre-left” while another 10% were classified as “extreme left”. Only 8% of users were considered to be “centre-right”.
Outside of social media, online media is dominated by left-leaning outlets like Buzzfeed, Teen Vogue, Vox, Vice News and Netflix, whilst centre-right publications largely are hidden away behind paywalls. This has ingrained politically correct culture in public discourse. We at Reasoned feel it is time to offer a platform that asks viewers to think and not follow the narrative pushed by a media with an overwhelmingly left-wing bias.
Many people – and particularly younger people – don’t have a view on the merits of conservative values simply because they haven’t been exposed to them. Advocates of those values need to make the case for them. It is on us to ensure that the next generation is introduced to market-based solutions to the environment, housing and the cost of living crisis.
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