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Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann's well-documented theory on the spiral of silence (1974) explains why fear of isolation might serve the emergence of populism.
After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Twitter's decision to ban political advertising plays to people's fear of data-mining and their distrust of politicians.
The minification of the media landscape might be a formating illusion. We do in fact love long stories.
Populism is brewing in many Western democracies. Is there a way to fight back? It may be too late — at least this time around.
Is social media the future of communication — or is it a breeding ground for hate groups, fake news, and click-baits?
Jerry Silfwer aka Doctor Spin is an awarded senior adviser specialising in public relations and digital strategy. Based in Stockholm, Sweden.