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#Republic : divided democracy in the age of social media

Author: Cass R Sunstein
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Nudge and The World According to Star Wars, a revealing account of how today's Internet threatens democracy--and what can be done about itAs the Internet grows more sophisticated, it is creating new threats to democracy. Social media companies such as Facebook can sort us ever more efficiently into groups of the like-minded, creating echo chambers that amplify our views.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cass R Sunstein
ISBN: 9781400890521 1400890527
OCLC Number: 1028552265
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Frontmatter --
CONTENTS --
Preface --
1. THE DAILY ME --
2. AN ANALOGY AND AN IDEAL --
3. POLARIZATION --
4. CYBERCASCADES --
5. SOCIAL GLUE AND SPREADING INFORMATION --
6. CITIZENS --
7. WHAT'S REGULATION? A PLEA --
8. FREEDOM OF SPEECH --
9. PROPOSALS --
10. TERRORISM .COM --
11. #REPUBLIC --
Afterword to the Paperback Edition --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Index
Other Titles: Hashtag republic
Republic :
Responsibility: Cass R. Sunstein.

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Nudge and The World According to Star Wars, a revealing account of how today's Internet threatens democracy--and what can be done about itAs the Internet grows more sophisticated, it is creating new threats to democracy. Social media companies such as Facebook can sort us ever more efficiently into groups of the like-minded, creating echo chambers that amplify our views. It's no accident that on some occasions, people of different political views cannot even understand one another. It's also no surprise that terrorist groups have been able to exploit social media to deadly effect. Welcome to the age of #Republic.In this revealing book, New York Times bestselling author Cass Sunstein shows how today's Internet is driving political fragmentation, polarization, and even extremism--and what can be done about it. He proposes practical and legal changes to make the Internet friendlier to democratic deliberation, showing that #Republic need not be an ironic term. Rather, it can be a rallying cry for the kind of democracy that citizens of diverse societies need most.

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"Required reading for anyone who is concerned with the future of democracy."--The Economist "America's leading legal academic gives us a way to address democracy's leading challenge--preserving a Read more...

 
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