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Modern media platforms use AI to harvest our attention

Did social media go from utopia to dystopia? How Social becomes Artificial, and how Media becomes the real threat to the future of human Intelligence. Long ago, Karl Marx, a famous German social philosopher and the chief theorist of modern socialism had grievously remarked that, “Religion is opium of the people“. Nowadays, we do not […]

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How social media defines our present democracy and how we must shape our future

In the past decade, we have seen our democracy radically altered. Social media has become completely ubiquitous in our political lives. We have seen both activists trying to improve their futures and bad actors trying to hijack the democratic system. All this has been facilitated by companies that do not seem to concern themselves with […]

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Democracy in the Digital Age: Misinformation and Manipulation of Social Media, posing a threat to Democracy

Social media like Facebook and Instagram have proven to be good at what they claim to do, which is to unite people and to safeguard and expand their social world. Still, these platforms have faced a storm of criticism in recent years, and for good reason. Social Media’s influence on the Capitol Riot The assault […]

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Power & Democracy

Social media doesn’t limit free speech, and neither will autonomous AI

Posting on social media is like visiting someone’s house Within the current digital age, social media is starting to play a big role in the fast transfer of (mis)information. People from all over the world are using social platforms for numerous different purposes. Unfortunately, the spread of misinformation and hate speech is sparking polarisation and […]

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