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A Survey of Culture War Weapons: How Social Media Harms Consensus Politics

Image owned by Luc Viatour Culture wars have always been around, but nowadays social media has enabled the ability to scale them out to an unprecedented degree. The structure of how content is shared means exposure is possible on a global scale, as well as there being more data available on how consumers can be influenced. The values of the (American) social media platforms also feature, influenced by their own economics, philosophies and governments.

American cultural imperialism via American social media platforms

Image based on Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima By Joe Rosenthal Emigrating from the UK to Denmark has given me a lot, but one unexpected insight is how the structural setup of a country affects the values that filter down to its citizens. On the surface Denmark and the UK are similar countries but after 10 years living in another’s framework I have come to appreciate the subtle differences. When I’m asked about the prime difference now I sum it up in “Trust”, from which flows Danish contentment and enfranchisement of its citizens.