It's Time for a Social Media and Disinformation Reckoning: ECT News Roundtable, Episode 6

Can social media be saved? Can democracy be saved? The first question may seem less compelling than the second, but to some very worried observers, they are intimately entwined. Social networking — on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and a host of other online networks — is the root of all current cultural evils, in the eyes of some critics. However, campaigns to persuade users to withdraw from it have gained little traction. Undeniably, social networks offer positive experiences that are hard to give up.

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