John Robson: Want to save democracy? Hold your friends to account - News Summed Up

John Robson: Want to save democracy? Hold your friends to account


The growing feeling that Russian manipulation of social media helped elect Donald Trump is increasing people’s distaste for both. requiring social media ads to be “transparent.” But given the drawbacks of censorship and its difficulty online, I suggest a simpler solution. As my colleague Jen Gerson argued in Monday’s Post, the Russians weren’t really targeting social media flaws. In some sense, voters have always been the greatest weakness in Western democracyIt can be hard to put up with democracy’s failings. But if we don’t want social media to be a vast network of mean-spirited, unreliable echo chambers we must all call out our own side more often.


Source: National Post November 14, 2017 17:37 UTC


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