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6 ways social media has become a direct threat to democracy

October 9, 2017

In today's Washington Post, Pierre Omidyar outlines his key concerns about the dangerous influence social media is having on democracy.

The article also introduces a new research paper, Is Social Media a Threat to Democracy?, written by Anamitra Deb and Stacy Donohue from Omidyar Network and our colleague Tom Glaisyer from Democracy Fund. The paper outlines six issues we’ve been investigating in depth for the last several months, and includes questions on echo chambers, polarization, dark ads, algorithms, bots, and hate speech.

 

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