Is democracy in the hands of social media?
Social networks have become an integral part of our lives and politics. In the midst of the pandemic, the importance of digital platforms for communicating, socializing and getting information became clear. It is therefore all the more important to understand their role as a communication channel in democracies.
Every democracy needs an independent and impartial press in order to be able to make informed decisions in society. While digital platforms provide scope for a wide variety of ideas, under the influence of populist leaders they can also lead to manipulation and the spread of misinformation.
In our increasingly interconnected world, we are confronted with increasingly polarised societies. With this in mind, it is important to question how we consume content and how we shape our digital future in order to ensure that liberal and democratic values are promoted in all areas.
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