Seven myths of the social media age – Angela Phillips

10 03 2018

File 20180309 30994 1dsvcgx.jpg?ixlib=rb 1.1The internet was expected to renew democracy, tackle the hegemony of the monopoly news providers and draw us all into a global community. Over the past six months, that idea has been undermined by a new myth which suggests that democracy is, in fact, being overturned by the spawn of the internet: Russian bots and fake news – and that news organisations are losing their power to keep people informed. Read the rest of this entry »