This explains how social media can both weaken — and strengthen — democracy


Washington Post Andrew Hamilton Joshua Tucker, Yannis TheoCharis, Maragret E. Roberts, and Pablo Barberá January 7, 2021 Social media itself is neither inherently democratic, nor nondemocratic. Instead, it lives in another space where political actors content for power. This explains how social media can bolster and weaken our democracy. CSMaP researchers discuss how social media in the hands of people opposed to liberal tenets can lead to events like the Capital Riot of January 6.