social media amp democracy



When it comes to news, social media has been a game changer because it has revolutionized the way we consume and interact with information. In the not too distant past, if you wanted to be informed about politics, you would either have to read the newspaper or watch the nightly news. Today, we can get information instantly and from many different sources. An informed citizen body is an essential feature of a democratic society. This begs the question, will social media ultimately be a force for good or ill when it comes to democracy?

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  • Answer the highlighted question above in a paragraph response (6 – 9 sentences);
  • Demonstrate critical thought and reflection;
  • Thoughtfully and respectfully engage one another (keep it classy!);