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‘Politainment’ as election coverage

TweetIf the US Presidential primaries are anything to go by, elections are great entertainment. Donald Trump has the world gasping at his arrogance, contradictions and hairstyle. Hillary Clinton bustles on like a granny intent on organising her household. Bernie Sanders … Continue reading

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Social media as world democracy

TweetSocial media are a world democratic tool. They free up information. Follow me while I think this through! Can there ever be absolute freedom of information? No there can’t but maybe not for the reasons most people imagine. There’s a … Continue reading

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How social networks intensify protests

TweetIn Brazil and Turkey, spontaneous citizen movements have sprung out of nowhere. The enraged Turkish PM, once regarded as a democrat, sees conspiracies and treason everywhere. The Brazilian president, once a jailed activist, does not seem to know how to … Continue reading

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