Could a widespread of amicable media and digital record criticise democracy? Jamie Bartlett, a author of The People contra Tech, believes it could.
He argues there is a harmony problem between democracy and technology. Institutions and regulations – like a giveaway press, an sensitive citizenry, manners about choosing promotion – keep democracy working. All electorate get a same contribution and messages.
But large information research will capacitate politicians to aim electorate away with rarely targeted messaging that regulators can’t simply see, exploiting people’s psychological vulnerabilities.
Jamie Bartlett explains more.