Is social media destroying our democracy?

Is social media destroying our democracy?.

Facebook and Twitter have become giant engines for destroying the two pillars of our democracy — truth and trust. Yes, these social networks have given voice to the voiceless. That is a good thing and it can really enhance transparency. But they have also become huge, unedited cesspools of conspiracy theories that are circulated and believed by a shocking — and growing — number of people.

These social networks are destroying our nation’s cognitive immunity (Links to an external site.) — its ability to sort truth from falsehood

–Tom Friedman/NY Times

DO YOU AGREE WITH THIS STATEMENT OR DO YOU DISAGREE….

IS IT HYPERBOLE? OVERBLOWN? OR A MUCH NEEDED CAUTIONARY ALARM….

IS OUR NATION’S ‘COGNITIVE IMMUNITY” BEING DESTROYED?

SUPPORT YOUR CONCLUSIONS WITH EXAMPLES

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