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This TED Talk leaves much room for discussion, especially in the area of how to place responsibility without leaning toward censorship. The speaker argues that the same standards of ordinary care in law regarding the actions of businesses and people should extent to those creating a product of information presentation in media.

His concern centers around the effects of tabloid journalism on (assumed undue) pessimism toward the political process. Saying “[T]he media have to decide: Do they see their role as being to inflame or to inform?”, he draws out consequences it can have on the development of public policy.

I myself would prefer all words be written and foster more responsibility upon the individual, and creating an educational system that empowers each of us to discern, allowing dishonest or unuseful voices to go hoarse on their own.