Christopher Bail, Duke Professor of Sociology, is quoted in New York Times article, Democracy Is Weakening Right in Front of Us. Is technopessimism our new future?
A decade ago, the consensus was that the digital revolution would give effective voice to millions of previously unheard citizens. Now, in the aftermath of the Trump presidency, the consensus has shifted to anxiety that online behemoths like Twitter, Google, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook have created a crisis of knowledge — confounding what is true and what is untrue — eroding the foundations of democracy.
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