Social Media and Democracy in 2016

Ah, election season. The time every four years where we get to collectively wake up, freak out about the direction of the country for 6 months, passive-aggressively flood our feeds with political opinions, then act like nothing happened after it’s all over. This season has revealed some really painful problems with the internet in general and with social media in particular. In my view, there are two big ones that really ought to be fixed before 2020. Continue reading