Fascism in the Age of Social Media

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When the internet began to reshape the lives of ordinary people in the late 1990s, some claimed it was the beginning of a new age of democracy and freedom. This technology, they said, would make it easier for people all over the world to access information and participate.

Dr Gary Selnow told a State Department conference in 2000 that “the real promise of the Net for democracy building is how people use…