#Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media

#Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media by Cass R. Sunstein 0691175519 9780691175515
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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 todays Internet threatens democracy--and what can be done about it

As 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. Its no accident that on some occasions, people of different political views cannot even understand each other. Its 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, Cass Sunstein, the New York Times bestselling author of Nudge and The World According to Star Wars, shows how todays Internet is driving political fragmentation, polarization, and even extremism--and what can be done about it.

Thoroughly rethinking the critical relationship between democracy and the Internet, Sunstein describes how the online world creates cybercascades, exploits confirmation bias, and assists polarization entrepreneurs. And he explains why online fragmentation endangers the shared conversations, experiences, and understandings that are the lifeblood of democracy.

In response, Sunstein proposes practical and legal changes to make the Internet friendlier to democratic deliberation. These changes would get us out of our information cocoons by increasing the frequency of unchosen, unplanned encounters and exposing us to people, places, things, and ideas that we would never have picked for our Twitter feed.

#Republic need not be an ironic term. As Sunstein shows, it can be a rallying cry for the kind of democracy that citizens of diverse societies most need.

Author: Cass R. Sunstein

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 328

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Publication Date: 2017-03-14


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