A few days ago, I installed the Medium app on my Android phone. It shows several tabs:
- For you
- Editor’s picks
- First Person
- Top stories
These are all reasonable items, though I find First Person rather odd. Do I really care about First Person stories?
However, I am totally puzzled by a tab labelled #NeverTrump. Where did this come from? Nowhere in my profile or setup for Medium have I ever specified an anti-Trump inclination. In fact, I’m a Trump supporter!
As best as I can figure out, #NeverTrump is an attempt by Medium to editorialize, to advance their own agenda (which apparently is to stop the Donald Trump juggernaut). Is this actually a reasonable thing for Medium to do, to take sides in a political controversy?
Shouldn’t Medium be completely neutral and objective?