Zeynep Tufekci: "An Avalanche of Speech Can Bury Democracy"

September 4, 2018

UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Associate Professor Zeynep Tufekci explains how the excess of information, made possible by digital tools and social media platforms, distracts people from the important information in a new analysis published by Politico Magazine.

“We need new mechanisms—suited to the digital age—that allow for a shared understanding of facts and that focus our collective attention on the most important problems,” Tufekci writes. “In a time of information avalanche, focusing on what is true and important can be a revolutionary act.”

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