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A prison of our own design: divided democracy in the age of social media

Sunstein, Cass R. (2017) A prison of our own design: divided democracy in the age of social media. Democratic Audit UK (03 Apr 2017). Website.

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Abstract

Social media companies such as Facebook can sort us ever more efficiently into groups of the like-minded, creating echo chambers that amplify our views, writes Cass R Sunstein in an edited extract from #Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media. It’s no accident that on some occasions, people of different political views cannot even understand each other. The implications for democratic governance and individual freedom should not be underestimated.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2017 13:46
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2020 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80411

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