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Have you seen the Ted Talk by Carol Cadwalldr about Democracy?

Asked by JLeslie (61646points) September 25th, 2020 from iPhone

I saw an interview with her this morning. Here’s the Ted Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/carole_cadwalladr_facebook_s_role_in_brexit_and_the_threat_to_democracy/up-next?language=en

She’s very critical of Facebook and other social media platforms breaking Democracy. That the messaging is so targeted in our news feed that we live in different worlds depending on what is being fed to us on social media rather than years past when we all heard the same information on the radio or TV.

I’d say the beginning of this was cable news and some talk radio I would say, but Facebook takes it to another level, because now foreign governments and subversive groups are targeting elections and are utilizing Facebook and people don’t even know where the information is coming from.

What are your opinions?

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