to both the structural and the content level. Lets look first at autocratic societies. Countries either perform badly or moderately on both functions, or outstandingly on just one of the functions. "Spotlight Again Falls on Web Tools and Change". My book, Comparing Mass Media in Established Democracies, argues that neither of the positions within this debate are well substantiated by solid empirical evidence. And while these tools have been skillfully used by autocratic regimes, they also can be used in and against democracies. It is defined by two normative functions that mass media should fulfil in a democracy. Contents, definition edit, media democracy focuses on using information technologies to both empower individual citizens and promote democratic ideals through the spread of information.
17 The last several decades have seen an increased concentration of media ownership by large private entities. This might include progressive forces pushing messages generally ignored by the mainstream media, such as Occupy Wall Street or Black Lives Matter. As this debate continues to unfold, an understanding of how exactly it is that social media threatens and supports democracy will be crucial making sure policy changes have their desired effect. (1997) We the Media : A Citizens Guide to Fighting for Media Democracy. It therefore seems that optimising both media functions at the same time is only feasible up to a certain point. Another involves humans known as trolls who either out of conviction or for pay spend a lot of time online to divert attention from prostitution should be decriminalized regime opponents as part of astroturfing campaigns or in an attempt to create the image of widespread support for particular ideas, policies, regimes.
VOICE OF DEMOCRACY, Fashion and media, The Rise of Technology and Social Media,