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Why Mark Zuckerberg is a bigger threat to democracy than Donald Trump

We're in a crisis and Facebook isn't helping

By Sameer Rahim   June 2018
Mark Zuckerberg: is Facebook a threat to democracy? © Brian Solis

Mark Zuckerberg: is Facebook a threat to democracy? © Brian Solis

Our democracy has grown tired and middle aged. It lacks the heady optimism of a century ago, and is under assault from populists unhappy with a system that doesn’t serve the people as well as it once did. The rise of conspiracy theories—facilitated by the internet—and the resurgence of nationalism have disturbed the equilibrium of once stable western nations. In countries where democracy has more shallow roots, such as…

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