Do social media threaten democracy?

Facebook, Google and Twitter were supposed to save politics as good information drove out prejudice and falsehood. Something has gone very wrong.

The Economist

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In this June 11, 2014, file photo, a man walks past a mural in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif — AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

In 1962 a British political scientist, Bernard Crick, published “In Defence of Politics”. He argued that the art of political horse-trading, far from being…

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