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Has the internet been good for democracy? An Ira Basen documentary

In his documentary “Tools of the Game”, Ira Basen looks at what happened to the dream that the internet would bring power to the people.
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Our navigator of the worldwide web, Ira Basen, looks at the promise and the perils of digital democracy. What happened to the dream that the internet would bring power to the people? Facebook and Twitter were touted as new vehicles for ordinary citizens to engage with politicians and each other. People imagined a new age of accountability, transparency and citizen empowerment. What has happened to the dream of digital "power to the people" ?

Ira Basen's documentary is called "Tools of the Game."


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