The Illusion of the Free Press

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Social Media and it’s effects on discourse:

Social media has revolutionised the way we engage in public discourse. It has become analogous to the forums of ancient Rome where citizens could go to engage publicly in politics and philosophy, it has become the primary political and philosophical interface of the individual with society. This affect, intentional or not, has brought with it an untold level of responsibility on behalf of the tech-giants who run these platforms. As lords of the realm of civil discourse, it is their rightful duty to ensure the safeguarding of freedom of speech, maintain neutrality and oppose censorship. All of which they fail disastrously to achieve.



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