Social Media Threatens Democracy
Lately, I have been focusing on the many threats to democracy. I think that it is one of the most important issues we could be focusing on.
Many have written extensively about the rise of populism, especially right-wing populism in various parts of the Globe. I won’t do that here.
Here I will focus on the threat of social media. It is somewhat related. But it deserves a separate focus.
Social media threatens democracy because of the financial incentives associated with it. The way around that is to adjust the algorithm.