This country though!now there is an interesting rumour going round that the
whole thing may have been a stage managed agreement between media and govt
On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, WANGARI KABIRU via kictanet <
> While haggling here on democracy using the lens of TV media, yes, the
> cyber is also on the spotlight.
> *The IT monopolies*
> I want to spend the bulk of my remaining time on another global problem:
> the rise and monopolistic behavior of the giant IT platform companies.
> These companies have often played an innovative and liberating role. But as
> Facebook and Google have grown into ever more powerful monopolies, they
> have become obstacles to innovation, and they have caused a variety of
> problems of which we are only now beginning to become aware.
> Companies earn their profits by exploiting their environment. Mining and
> oil companies exploit the physical environment; social media companies
> exploit the social environment. This is particularly nefarious because
> social media companies influence how people think and behave without them
> even being aware of it. This has far-reaching adverse consequences on the
> functioning of democracy, particularly on the integrity of elections.
> Might it be possible to replace with TV companies, aka broadcasters
> “This is particularly nefarious because (social media companies) TV
> companies, aka broadcasters influence how people think and behave without
> them even being aware of it. This has far-reaching adverse consequences on
> the functioning of democracy, particularly on the integrity of elections.
> Be blessed.
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