Gonna keep it 💯: The biggest threats to journalism right now are tech monopolies & concentration of ownership.
Healthy democracy *requires* high-quality journalism.
W/o a wide range of independent outlets & the revenue to sustain them, our democracy will continue to crumble.
Most platforms currently have 0 incentive to disseminate high-quality, true information.
In fact, FB *paid* for info tied to conspiracy theories on those demanding for accountability.
It matters. Soros was the 1st to get mailed a bomb last year.
The fact of the matter is the current monopoly trend is societally & economically unsustainable.
We can’t simply accept the cliché that “journalism is dying.”
Journalism will only die if we choose not to fight for it - and if journalism dies, our democracy will, too.
If you want to read more on the issue of monopolies, anti-trust, corruption, and ways to address it, I recommend checking out @ZephyrTeachout.
She literally wrote the book on it.
You can follow @AOC.
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