Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Fwd: [DW] NYT: How the Internet Is Loosening Our Grip on the Truth

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From: "Steven Clift" <>
Date: Nov 2, 2016 4:59 PM
Subject: [DW] NYT: How the Internet Is Loosening Our Grip on the Truth
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NYT: How the Internet Is Loosening Our Grip on the Truth
by Steven Clift
in Newswire - Steven Clift's Democracies Online Newswire

*How the Internet Is Loosening Our Grip on the Truth*
For years, technologists and other utopians have argued that online news
would be a boon to democracy. That has not been the case.
SLC: A good time to mention my prediction years ago that without digital
intervention based on democratic intent, we'd have a virtual civil war:​/democratic​-evolution​-or​-virtual​-civil​-war​-speech​-to​-world​-summit​-on​-information​-society​-in​-geneva​-by​-steven​-clift​-2003​/
Clearly we need far stronger and more effective intervention if want
representative democracy to simply survive another generation.
Also, if you reflect on this image -​/articles​/edemscenario​.gif - the slide downward is
That's from:​/the​-future​-of​-e​-democracy​-–​-the​-50​-year​-plan​-by​-steven​-clift​-2002​/
Now what to do?
I have ideas ... but connecting those to resources or those with the reach
to execute them with the masses has proven challenging because they
represent the cost of making democracy work better and either don't
generate profits or give all sides a chance to be better listened to
therefore potentially help the other side politically.

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