Millennials have grown up in a world where blogs and social media are taken just as seriously as news and information sources. In this world, the word of a “mommy blogger” is viewed as equal to that of a doctor and the words of a fringe group are equal to mainstream thinking. When there is no discernment between the two, it follows that Millennials would favor less freedom of speech. When a group is unable to discern a fringe opinion from a legitimate well-informed one, all opinions become dangerous. The answer isn’t censorship or less freedom. The answer is education, research and critical thinking. Unfortunately, millennials have also grown up in a world where the public education system has failed to teach them discernment, in favor of teaching them how to bubble in the right answers to pass the test.Click here for reuse options!
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