Do social media threaten democracy? – Scandal, outrage and politics


Not at all! In fact the printing press and other \’mass media\’ are becoming
almost irrelevant in the scheme of things…Think of the \’Twitter
Diplomacy\’ that is now the Hallmark of the Trump Presidency.

My concerns are simply that by us (and I mean Kenya in particular and
Africa in general) ignoring to put in place solid policies on how to engage
in this new era we are living ourselves vulnerable to the vagaries of the
Internet. On one hand we have positive influencers and the other negative
influencers and in between you have governments that at best are
incompetent to handle the *New Normal* and at worst reactionary and
unleashing a hammer where a surgeon\’s scalpel would have been more


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On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 7:29 AM, Barrack Otieno <>

> Hi Ali,
> Are you suggesting that we blame the printing press for propaganda and
> mwakenya\’s? , the answer is no, people are always the problem, technology
> is just a medium. History is never complete without tells of people who
> solved puzzles and cracked codes to secure victory over their competitors.
> As Frenchman Jean Baptise Alphonse Karr The more things change the more
> they remain the same (plus ca change, plus c\’est la meme chose :-))
> On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 4:01 AM, Ali Hussein via kictanet <