August 3, 2018 This Century's Review - Professor Michel Rosenfeld writes on the "fracturing of speech and its nefarious effects on democracy" in the current issue of This Century's Review (Journal for rational legal debate).  

“The fracturing of speech and its nefarious effects on democracy can be greatly magnified by the deployment of new technologies as attested by the spread of hate speech and misleading information across the web and via social media such as Facebook. News outlets, even if fragmented, operate under editorial supervision which typically insures some form of cogent control over output. Social media, in contrast, are in significant respect not, or insufficiently, editorially managed…”