SerDancelot7 karma2018-02-08 16:30:48 UTC
How do we fight against the echo chamber complex, where the information sources people use reinforce their political and world views, in turn exacerbating any problems with the veracity of that content, and polarising people?
How do we ensure that electors are armed with the appropriate tools to question their news sources and prevent them from making decisions based on falsehoods or spin?
It is often said that where America leads, the world follows, so how do we ensure that without EU safeguards, we do not follow the US in eroding net neutrality?
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SerDancelot6 karma2018-08-29 21:06:47 UTC
That's exactly what I was thinking too aha! The cousins went co-op on that stronghold, not fans of stealth though.
SerDancelot3 karma2018-02-08 16:46:47 UTC
If that's your argument you'd have to have an upper cut-off too. I would counter that the young in our society are far more likely to be aware of the manipulation that takes place in the media and as a result to be more discerning than older voters, not to mention the fact that being in a flux age yet to become secure within the workplace, parliamentary decisions affect them possibly more than any other group.
SerDancelot1 karma2018-02-08 17:31:02 UTC
The same problem exists in every demographic from below the age of 16 to above the age of 70. That is why it's important to teach decision making faculties and data checking, something I am much more confident young adults recently out of or still in education possess.
I'd suggest you're using particular samples of 16 year olds and particular examples of older voters. The majority of people swept up by the false statistics dispensed by the leave campaign were far older than 16, and the sharing of false news articles is more prevalent among older demographics.
Fully agree on the point about driving, but true democracy doesn't differentiate on intelligence, although to be effective it does rely on capable, independent and balanced decision making on behalf of the electorate.
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