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Do social media threaten democracy? – Scandal, outrage and politics

Good afternoon!
Barrack, I suspect your MPESA is not yet so good as to have some accidental algorithms that push some loose currency $$$$ arbitrarily to you and not to others as the new media is said to do in its business model.
The goodness or otherwise of the new media especially discussed in relation to governance is that it is a new form of (cyber) government that projects itself to be driven by the human people while at the hindsight and in reality, it is driven by business motives. The famed algorithms come here – perhaps may be said to define the governance system, at times reflecting society and other times normalising some ways by promoting them. An area that elected human Governments and citizens will continue to grapple with.

We have instances of the enterprises calling on to Governments and at times the citizenry – this is taken very positively. However normally when the Governments initiate for policy dialogue, it is viewed as infringing, stifling innovation etc. Thus the onus is on Governments building the enabling environment while clear that its mandate is to its citizens and national interests even to future generations.

While, it is clear that the algorithm is human programmed, thus what is the interest of this “Super Programmer” whom the rest of the world must rely on.

In light of internet democracy,  with the expansiveness of the internet and relevance to the whole world, this must be the call for greater accountability with more people (nations) sitting on the table determining what this”Super Programmer” does – for the interests of all. Even as this is compounded by the consideration that this is private enterprise in a “free market”. At what point do you become public interest?
This scenario is not unique but a global push to business in its value system.

Have a blessed day.
Regards/Wangari —
Pray God Bless. 2013Wangari circa – “Being of the Light, We are Restored Through Faith in Mind, Body and Spirit; We Manifest The Kingdom of God on Earth”.

On Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 11:11, esther kamande via kictanet <

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