How is it right for democratic governments to manipulate social media to manipulate voters?
A call to manipulate social media destroys the point of social media. Social media gets its name from the power of the people to share what interests them. If social media promotes populism, as Soros claims, then that is because the people are promoting it to one another. Basically, Soros is calling on governments to turn a grassroots phenomenon into “astro-turf.”
Breitbart reports, “Soros Calls on EU to Regulate Social Media to Fight Populism.”
He claimed the size of social media firms made them a “public menace” and argued they had led people to vote against globalist causes, including electing President Donald J. Trump, in an article for The Guardian published Thursday.
The speculator, who runs one of the largest campaigning groups in the world and is noted for his interference in foreign politics and elections, said ultimately unregulated social media threatened democracy and the “integrity of elections”.
New media websites and populist groups have been prolific on social media, using the platforms to surpass mainstream media and promote causes Mr. Soros and his allies oppose.
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