Essay on The Internet 's Loop Of Action And Reaction Is Worsening

1148 Words Nov 14th, 2016 5 Pages
According to Google, democracy is a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives. Eli Pariser, the writer of “When the Internet Thinks It Knows You,” said that “democracy depends on the citizen’s ability to engage with multiple viewpoints; the Internet limits such engagement when it offers up only information that reflects your already established point of view.” A nation’s obligation is to represent and protect the democracy of the people, however, how can a nation represent its people if the people are a threat their own democracy? In “The Internet’s Loop of Action and Reaction is Worsening,” by Farhad Manjoo, Manjoo describes how ugly the Internet became. Also, in “How Facebook Warps Our Worlds,” by Frank Bruni, he writes about how social division is created on the Internet, and this is ruining communications and interactions between people. Even though technology has been advancing and growing, the people’s use of technology threatens democracy because they created social division through tribalism on the Internet, they are not engaging and are lacking communication, and the nation’s people are being threatened, and so this is ravaging the purpose of a democracy.…

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