What I think as a Japanese ☆ US election 2020

election

Hello everyone, I’m Sarry from Japan. Today I will talk about  the US election 2020. Because I never focused on  the US election ever.
This is just my personal point of view, if you interested , please go on my story.

 

Well, If anything,. I will support Trump for economic growth.

 

trump

If you read this, you can know about Japanese media circumstance,

and How does Japanese think about US election,

Let’s go on this story.



US election 2020 is differ ever than so far

 

us election

 

Everybody in every country has been focused on the US election. I’ve been keeping up with the news on TV, social media, and some other news sources

social media

Due to coronavirus, this year’s election was especially abnormal, and there have been a lot of other problems, such as the Black Lives Matter demonstrations and America’s conflict with China.

BLM

For these reasons, the election was very controversial and lots of surprising news stories have been released.

 

Well, which do you support?

The Republican Trump or the Democrat Biden?

NEWS

 

The media have released a lot of news, and you can’t know whether any of it is correct, because both sides did some negative campaigning and there were several “October surprises.”



What’s Media responsibility?

 

news paper

Is  Media tend to bias?

I’m Japanese, and Japan has also been keenly interested in the US election. There’s been constant election news on TV, in newspapers, on Internet news sites, on YouTube, on Twitter, and so on. President Trump is always posting tweets on Twitter. They’re very interesting! 

trupm twitter

I still support Trump, and that’s because of a scoop that was in the New York Post. I’m not sure whether the news was fake, but the Post revealed some evidence that made it believable. I think that that paper is on the right side.

 

Is US media releasing the Fact ?

 

新聞

The three major US newspapers (the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal) didn’t report on the Biden scandals, and that surprised me. They said that there was no evidence, but I want to believe that the US is fair and that papers there don’t do biased reporting, especially the three major ones.

How about Japanese Media ?

日本の新聞

The Japanese media seem biased. That’s just my opinion, but in Japan TV seems to support Biden and social media seems to support Trump. There are several TV networks in Japan, but they all have the same opinions, as if they decided on things in meetings before making their reports. TV news seems biased toward Biden.

YouTube is different. As far as I know, most YouTube postings support Trump. I’ve seen a lot of content there about the Biden scandals.

 



Fact check !  You should fact check!

factcheck

Anyway, I want to compare the two candidates by doing a fact check.

First I’m going to list the points that are disadvantageous to Trump:

 

Trump issue
  1. Tax evasion (According to the New York Times, he paid only 750 dollars in both 2016 and 2017.)
  2. The Russia issue (According to Bloomberg, he got a huge amount of money from Putin.)
  3. The hugely expensive haircut that he paid for using his expense account.

 

Next I’m going to do the same for Biden:

 

Biden issue
  1. It’s rumored that he has dementia and that he’s sexually harassed girls.
  2. He and his son are very close to China, and they gave the country huge amounts of money (according to the New York Post).
  3. There’s an issue concerning the Bidens and the Ukrainian company Prizma.

 

 Is that fact or fake ?

 

I’m not sure whether any of this news is fake. The Biden news seems plausible to me, but that may be because I’m biased toward Trump.

What do you think?

Also, comparing the two, I think that the Biden issues would be worse for the US if they’re true.



The US election is very complicated to Japanese.

 

election vote

The US election system is very complicated to Japanese people, and I’m still not sure how it works. Who are the electors? What is a swing state?  Somebody said that the election had already been decided except in some swing states. When you see an election map of the US, both coasts are blue (indicating Democratic wins) and the middle ones are red (indicating Republican wins). That’s strange to me, and it seems suspicious to most Japanese people. In addition, the election remains unsettled even though Biden got more votes in the Electoral College than Trump. Most Japanese people don’t understand this system and are confused by it.

 

swing state

Biden got more votes in the Electoral College than Trump. Most Japanese people don’t understand this system and are confused by it.

 

I realized that …

 

CENSORED

 

Sarry
Anyway, something I got from this election is that fact checking is really important. I’ve realized that the media manipulate things.

 

If the three main newspapers mentioned above had reported on the Hunter Biden computer issue, the election results might be different. I understand that everybody wants his or her own party to have the advantage. It could be that most US newspapers don’t like Trump and that because of this they don’t write disadvantageous news about Biden.

 

In addition, I googled “Hunter Biden news,” and most reports that currently rank high in search engine results include the word “allegation.” I think it’s possible that Google manipulated something there. Also, Twitter blocked the New York Post scoop. I don’t think that’s democracy.

 

MEDIA



You should improve information literacy

 

information

Well, people have to do what they can in this situation. You need to do fact checks, and you shouldn’t be swayed by social media or by rumors, and especially by the remarks of celebrities. Those things may sometimes be biased or contain mistakes.

The world is overflowing with information, and you have to find out whether it’s fake or real.

People should raise their level of information literacy. 

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