How social media platforms are threatening democracy and what the Trudeau government can do about it.


by Ethan Phillips – October 10, 2018

There is a growing sense that Facebook and other social media platforms are a significant factor in the increasing polarization of our politics and even a real threat to democracy in both North America and Europe – areas with historically strong democratic institutions.

This article explores how the specific business model chosen by the social media biggest platforms has contributed to the weakening of our democratic institutions and what can be done to curb the socially destructive consequences of the platforms’ current operations.

Countries all over the world are moving to regulate the internet. Find out what Canada can do to strengthen democracy by better regulating the internet.

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