Allan Siegel on Tue, 29 Jan 2019 10:22:15 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime> No evidence of digital wrong-doing...

On 28 January 2019 at 22:02:50, ( wrote:

Brian asked the following question?

So the question is: What kinds of social forms can be used to re-mediate 
the formation of public opinion? In the recent past we tried forums, not 
just online ones, but big online/offline experiments like the global social 
forum process.
If there are no 'social forms’ at the local level: social forms that address local AS WELL AS broader political issues; social forms that include social spaces of vibrant discourse and processes that address social issues and institutional transformations and development WELL IT WOULD BE SAFE TO SAY that any attempts to re-mediate the formation of public opinion would be negated by the ongoing avalanche of misinformation, disinformation, lies and the swarm of propaganda churned out daily by the oligarchs, plutocrats, and intelligence agencies (etc.) that are committed to maintaining a stranglehold on public opinion…

political change via social media has a short shelf life…


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