Is the Internet Ushering in a New Form of Fascism?
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The Internet is completely changing the game for politics, from Trump's Twitter feed helping him connect with local citizens and spread his opinion quickly and without any formal restraint, to our own ability to spin narratives about how the world works and our own place in it; all of it, instant. This article argues that the internet is potentially bringing on an age of facism, in a new form that we are currently unprepared for. Do you believe this is true? If so, what work can we get to that will prevent this?
"The Internet creates a sense of “us and them” inside a country, and an experience that feels like politics but involves no actual policy...In the age of the Internet, stretching one’s legs with strangers is a frightening political act." ---https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2018/05/21/fascism-is-back-blame-the-internet/?__twitter_impression=true&noredirect=on&utm_term=.5e3cb7455252