John Robson: Want to save democracy? Hold your friends to account

The growing feeling that Russian manipulation of social media helped elect Donald Trump is increasing people’s distaste for both. There is even talk of censoring Facebook, a.k.a. requiring social media ads to be “transparent.” But given the drawbacks of censorship and its difficulty online, I suggest a simpler solution. Pace Ronald Reagan, I don’t mean easier. Especially as the key tool here is a mirror, because the fault lies not in our servers but in ourselves. We must refuse ...

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