Obama warns future presidents to stay away from social media
Former US President, Barack Obama has advised anyone who wants to be a good president to stay away from reading social media.
Speaking at a Splunk event in San Francisco yesterday, Obama also advised aspiring presidents to ensure they have a good team.
“Make sure you have a team with a diversity of opinion sitting around you…a president can’t absorb all the information on their own when making a decision, so it’s important to have teams to provide information and context about the problem.”
“Then what you have to do is create a process where you have confidence that whatever data is out there has been sifted and sorted.”
Speaking on social media and Television, Obama revealed that such can cloud one’s judgment as a president.
“The other thing that’s helpful is not watching TV or reading social media. Those are two things I would advise, if you’re our president, not to do. It creates a lot of noise and clouds your judgment…if you are susceptible to worrying about what are the polls saying or what might this person say about this topic, or you start mistaking the intensity of the passion of a very small subset of people with a broader sense about your country or people who know something about the topic, that will sway your decision-making in an unhealthy way.”