Darragh Rea: Google and Facebook, Democracy’s Greatest Challenge?

Darragh Rea

Topic: Google and Facebook, Democracy’s Greatest Challenge?

In a world of information how do we find the truths to inform our choices? The rise of Google and Facebook has brought people together on a scale previously un thought of, but is this mass connection distorting the way we think, behave and vote? With an ever rising amount of news and content consumed across their channels, they have had an enormous effect on the political system, acting as gatekeepers to information which directly impacts voting behaviour. Would the Arab Spring, Obama, Trump, Marriage Equality and Jeremy Corbyn have emerged without these seismic changes in information flow? 

See Darragh’s submission on "When Tech Innovation Meets Brand Purpose” for #cong15

Daragh’s blog buddy is Finola Howard.

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