Colette Sexton: Trump win shows danger of social media bubbles

The fact is, social media networks are not technology companies. They are media companies.

15th November, 2016
Donald Trump fields a question during the first Republican presidential debate hosted by Fox News and Facebook at the Quicken Loans Arena on August 6, 2015 Pic: Getty

There was a frenzy to find someone, anyone to blame last week after Donald Trump became President Elect of the USA. Whose fault is it? The Democrats for running a candidate that had too much baggage? Hillary Clinton for failing to mobilise her party’s base? The advancement of technology for replacing blue collar jobs, leading to unemployment and disenfranchisement? Brexit for inspiring people to vote against the experts?

Or was it the media...

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