How social media has become a direct threat to democracy

Democracy vs social media

For all the ways information technology brings us together, the monetisation and manipulation of information is swiftly tearing us apart. From foreign interference in elections to targeted campaigns designed to confuse and divide on important social issues, groups looking for an effective way to infiltrate and influence democracy have found generous hosts in the world of social media. There are 6 ways in which social media poses a direct threat to democracy.

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Source: The Washington Post


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