How We Broke Democracy
Our technology has changed this election, and is now undermining our ability to empathize with the world
Tobias's argument is that social media, while very successful at communicating information to people, is far too effective at telling us what we do want to hear and filtering out what we don't want to hear, thus filtering out much of the "common truth" which makes society in general, and democracy in particular, workable.
One of the few points about the phenomenon which his article misses - and one which makes the problem he describes even more alarming - is that some among that segment of the population who get their news from social media has taken to attacking the "MSM" (mainstream media) as being in conspiracy with whichever elements of the political spectrum or of society they line up against.
In other words, any news source which is likely to tell you things you don't want to know is part of the enemy.
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