Former President Barack Obama and UK’s Prince Harry are seen together in a BBC interview. They spoke on the current state of social media means for human discourse. This conversation eventually reached the social media.
The interview covered a lot of topics regarding social media including a firm warning against those “in leadership” using it in ways that prevent establishing “a common space on the internet,” which seems an oblique reference to Donald Trump and his use of Twitter, which is often divisive, and seemingly intentionally so. According to BBC, Obama told the Prince, “One of the dangers of the internet is that people can have entirely different realities. They can be cocooned in information that reinforces their current biases.”
As per the news agency’s transcript, Obama has never taken Trump’s name in any of his comment, but he has certainly made a reference of the need to “harness this technology in a way that allows a multiplicity of voices” without leading to “a Balkinisation of society.”
Obama’s view about social media is that it is “really powerful tool for people of common interest to convene and get to know each other and connect.” He also added that in order to reduce misunderstanding and get closer, people must connect in social media sites and become familiar with each other.
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