The Problem with Social Media’s “Democratization of Discourse”

William Bairamian
2 min readJun 11, 2020
A Rake’s Progress by William Hogarth

A major problem with the so-called democratization of discourse by Facebook and Twitter, is that ignoramuses inject the conversation/discussion/debate with nonsense so that, even if you’re able to parse through it yourself, others will inevitably be confused.

This confusion leads to helplessness and a feeling that knowing the truth is unattainable through…