The Blight of the Bots

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You might think social media is the salvation of democracy, but I think it’s a blight.
As a former newspaper editor, I deplore the mob mentality I come across on web sites like Twitter and Facebook – and in those odious chat rooms
Call me an elitist if it scratches your itch, but I am convinced media editors play a vital role in public debate. Without these “gatekeepers,” how can you trust the information you are getting? They are your validators.
On the wild and woolly web you might get anything – including such horrors as bullying and trolls. And malicious bots.