Social media, eh? The main platforms, as everyone well knows, are Facebook and Twitter. Both have their benefits but increasingly, they have been having, and have been creating, problems. Problems social, problems financial, problems of integrity, problems of transparency. In sum, problems. Big bastards as well.
Let’s start with Twitter. During the 2016 election, a number of female political candidates were threatened with rape, murder, being slashed, you name it, they were threatened with it. Troll farms set up false accounts that created even more mayhem. One only has to add that obscene waste of oxygen currently in the White House, and the anger and chaos he loves to create into the mix to see that the initial idea of Twitter to create open communications has become dysfunctional. Read more