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Why Congress should look at Twitter and Facebook

If America’s politicians really care about the damage online platforms can do, they should look at online conspiracy theories—and how they’re made worse by the design of social media sites, Joan Donovan argues.

“Congress chooses to look in the right places, it may discover the true cost of social media— and the fact that we cannot build a healthy democracy on top of an ailing communication system,” Donovan writes.

Read more in MIT Technology Review

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