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How Billionaire-Owned Social Media Sites Hurt Free Speech & Democracy

Assistant Professor Peter Beattie, Lecturer, Global Political Economy & Political Psychology, Chinese University of Hong Kong

10-May-22 15:00

How Billionaire-Owned Social Media Sites Hurt Free Speech & Democracy

The richest person on the planet, Elon Musk, is on the verge of owning Twitter. Mark Zuckerberg owns Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. Billionaires are also behind YouTube. On the surface, these may seem like benign information. But what if we told you that this is dangerous and harmful to you and free speech?

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Tags:  ultra-wealthythe bigger picturetoday i learnedbillionairescapitalismfree speechdemocracysocial mediafacebookwhatsappyoutubetwitterelon muskmark zuckerberg

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