Meddling with people's trust and attention

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In an article published on Wired.com on Jan 16, writer Zeynep Tufekci argues that technology and social media platforms may not enhance free speech. They may instead usher in new and more effective forms of censorship, as well as impede the ability of readers to distinguish fact from fiction.

Below is an extract from the article, "It's the (democracy-poisoning) golden age of free speech":

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 01, 2018, with the headline 'Meddling with people's trust and attention'. Print Edition | Subscribe