​Social media is a megaphone that oversees many different means of communication—brand promotion, small talk, storytelling and even trolling.

But lately, one in particular stands out—heated political commentary. Relentless debates are constantly erupting on digital battlegrounds like Facebook and Twitter and they’re largely centered on conflicting opinions about this year’s presidential candidates.

People have an innate need for their voices to be heard.

That’s why an app created by five NC State friends could be appealing. It lets people share their unfiltered opinions on recent political and social unrest, and hear arguments back.

The idea was formed one night when Josh Puente, a NC State computer and electrical engineering major, was watching First Take. It’s an ESPN talk show featuring discussions between co-hosts and interviewees that often escalate into heated debates.

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