Communities and Social Media

Facebook’s segregation of communities is fueling the destruction of democracy.

Abstract: The public sphere’s operation is dependent on the open access of locations that enable people to congregate together and participate in political deliberations. Virtual communities implemented through social media have reshaped the public sphere’s third spaces of discussion. But Facebook’s compartmentalisation of communities is detrimental to the operation of the public sphere. Facebook’s generation of echo chamber induced groups enables a polarised feedback mechanism which increases Read more […]