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Speech Can Bury Democracy | Zeynep Tufekci | Politico | 05 September 2018
A wealth of wisdom in six paragraphs. “We thought that, as speech became more democratized, democracy itself would flourish. As more and more people could broadcast their words and opinions, there would be an ever-fiercer battle of ideas — with truth emerging as the winner, stronger from the fight. But it is increasingly clear that more speech can in fact threaten democracy. The glut of information we now face, made possible by digital tools and social media platforms, can bury what is true, greatly elevate and amplify misinformation and distract from what is important”
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september 2018 by petulantskeptic
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