Mad as hell and tagging you in the comments. Mike Lowe, CC BYThe internet has rewired civil society, propelling collective action into a radically new dimension. Democracy is now not only exercised at the ballot box, but lived and experienced online on a day-to-day basis. While this may have positive implications for political participation, it’s also causing problems for leaders. They have been elected through time-honoured democratic systems, but now find themselves vulnerable to the whim of the baying internet mob.
People are encouraged to speak up online about matters they deem to be of public concern, so the internet …read more
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