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Democracy and the politics of identity
by Peter Pomerantsev
About this EXP
Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics, explores how democracy might face the information crisis.
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Key point 1
The information, or misinformation, crisis cannot be dealt with from a media standpoint alone.
Key point 2
The information crisis has permeated all aspects of society. This threat to democracy has to be addressed in all of our institutions, systematically.
Key point 3
Individuals turn to smaller, tribal microcosms and close themselves off to deliberative conversation with others.
Key point 4
Fortunately, it is still possible to find commonalities between groups that seem diametrically opposed.
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