Whether or not that could be possible, it’s time to see things for what they are. Whether the platform is Facebook or Twitter or YouTube, the gargantuan task of keeping misinformation from spreading is not going to be solved ad hoc. The problem will never be solved so long as engagement continues as the driving force behind social platforms. Forget regulating; what’s perhaps more urgently required is dismantling.
… a general feeling of unease and, more importantly, deepen the electorate’s sense of powerlessness. The cornerstone of democracy is that it is within our control. The knowledge that there is an entire political campaign, or war, being waged out of sight, invisibly online, is deeply unsettling to that bedrock belief.