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Our democracy is more important than Facebook’s profits

No one realised it at the time, but in 2004 a poison was created that is now spreading through and threatening the stability of democratic countries around the world.

  • Lucy Battersby
  • Brisbane Times

The poison isn’t attacking government’s directly. Instead it infects the information flowing through society to the point that citizens are confused and misled away from making proper decisions.

Gara 2bAt its worst, this poison, this disinformation, prompts people to hunt down and hurt perceived enemies.

Disinformation is spread by social media, and in particular, three companies; Facebook, Google (Alphabet), and…

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