Renegade Inc – Digital is killing democracy: André Krouwel

A big assumption we make when talking about the internet and social media is that it is a power for good and enhances democracy. But what if this assumption is out of date and instead of improving our understanding and informing our political choices, social networks and social media actually narrow the debate and close down free speech? What if electorates across the world are being manipulated by tech monopolies that are collating our data and using it to appeal to our prejudices? In short, what if digital is killing democracy? 

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