Is social media killing democracy?

The Discussion

01-05-2023 • 15 mins

Is social media compatible with democracy? Across the western world democracies are riddled with division, much of it blamed on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.

Signing off from his late-night talk show, James Corden lamented: “I've watched divisions grow, and I've seen and felt a sense of negativity grow, and at points boil over.”

So what’s caused this negativity, why the polarisation and can democracies sustain it?

In this episode I speak with retired British politican Alistair Burt.

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