Tag: Social Media

Political Extremism in America: Don’t blame Russia, blame Facebook and Twitter | Niall Ferguson

I don’t think the history of the 2016 election will be correctly written until it is clearly stated ‘no Facebook, no Trump.’ Anybody who expected a wonderful happy global community to form on the Internet in which everybody would share cat videos has been gravely disappointed. In fact, what’s happened has been an already quite polarized political scene has become...

Russia weaponized political advertising in 2016. That was just the beginning. | The Fact Checker

-Facebook’s purpose was to connect people. -Then, you can browse around and see who people’s friends are and just check out people’s online identities. -Google’s was to share information. -We have a tremendous ability and responsibility to provide people the right information. -Twitter’s, to encourage public discourse. -Never before have we had such access to that immediate information. -But, then,...