Change.org Should Have a Way to See the Other Side of the Argument
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We need to recognize that Change.org is a petition site, not a debate site. This is where people go to support causes that they should already know about and have basic knowledge about. There will be people who browse the petitions and support anything that looks "bad", this is unavoidable due to Change.org being a public site on the Internet. However people who use the site seriously would know about the topic and would support the cause because they strongly believe in it. People who want to find the other side of the story can always search the topic and read about it.
https://www.change.org...). Sure, it's a heartwarming story, and I somewhat agree with it, but to be sure that I want to put my name on it, I'd have to see what other people are saying on the subject.
Another argument con made is that people already know and care about the topic. However, almost all petitions are about events that not many people know about. How could they already know about the topic if it does not occur nationally?
Finally, con said that people can always search the topic and read about it. Sure, you could spend five minutes on google and look up whatever topic it was and you will probably find some okay sources. But wouldn't it be easier just to click the "sign" button?
Our voters need to be educated about the topic they are voting on. Change.org does not offer a way to do that. That is why I believe that Change.org should have a system to show the other side of the argument. Thank you con and thank you voters.
I believe that there is no reason to have a way to see the other side, change.org would see a significant decrease in petitions because in order to get petitions started they need to have someone else write the other side. It's just too much work for your average person, and it really won't make a difference in the end anyway. Thanks for the debate, pro, and thanks voters.
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