DIGITAL CHALLENGES TO DEMOCRACY “In the last decade, digital media platforms have grown out of t...

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DIGITAL CHALLENGES TO DEMOCRACY “In the last decade, digital media platforms have grown out of their mere communication functions and became inherently political governance systems.” IS YOUR ATTENTION A POLITICAL RESOURCE? by Mind Map: DIGITAL CHALLENGES TO DEMOCRACY  “In the last decade, digital media platforms have grown out of their mere communication functions and became inherently political governance systems.”  IS YOUR ATTENTION A POLITICAL RESOURCE?

1. DIGITAL INTERCONNECTEDNESS

1.1. INTENT

1.1.1. greater understanding

1.1.2. political participation

1.1.3. representation of disenfranchised

1.2. RESULT

1.2.1. political polarization

1.2.2. birth of alt-right

1.2.3. authoritarian movements

1.2.4. greater confusion

2. DIGITAL TRIBES THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

2.1. like-minded are together

2.2. widened gap of opposition

2.3. emotional and automatic responses

2.4. validates biases

2.5. algorithms

2.6. hate speech

2.7. group targeting

2.8. fake news

2.9. entrenched opinion

2.10. *self-generated filter bubbles

3. NETWORKED FEUDALISM

3.1. not allowed to alter or modify

3.2. protection in exchange for service

3.3. digital security implies identity, asset, and rights protection

3.4. power over the digital experiences of millions

3.5. no single actor dominating the security modes

4. CYBER COMMUNISM

4.1. eliminating intellectual property rights

4.2. decentralized internet

4.3. autonomous structures

4.4. intense curation

4.5. users as participants

4.6. desire for approval and consumption

4.7. addicted by design

4.8. digital content as currency

5. AUTHORITARIANISM

5.1. top-down control

5.2. trolls

5.3. bots

5.4. techno-fascism

5.5. non-conformist elimination

5.6. surveillance

5.7. machine-learning

5.8. automation

6. POSITIVE IMPACTS

6.1. political participation

6.2. protest and dissent planning

6.3. awareness of digital monetization

6.4. multiplier effect of social construct

6.5. digital correlation to offline activism

6.6. transformative power

6.7. establish new communities

7. NEGATIVE IMPACTS

7.1. polarizing cycles

7.2. trolls pique emotion

7.3. bots increase troll effects

7.4. fake news

7.5. irreversible expectations

8. STATEMENTS

8.1. “The fundamental problem of digital space is its main currency, attention”

8.2. DIGITAL SPACE AN IMPERFECT DEMOCRACY

8.3. “Audiences are exploited by the very means by which they engage with media”

8.4. COMPLAINTS ON THE VERY PLATFORM YOU ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT