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What is Wrong with Social Media?

An Anti-Capitalist Critique


From: The Socialist Register 2022


Marcus Gilroy-Ware provides an authoritative and skeptical assessment of ‘what is wrong with social media’ and places the social pathologies they amplify within the capitalist imperatives that drive the ‘misdeeds of the tech companies’. Gilroy-Ware argues for a democratic communications system that would ‘cultivate forms of communicative capacity and bottom-up truth-telling’ as an indispensable project for the left. He discusses topics such as Human Vulnerability, Performative Censorship, Media Control, and Capital verse human interests.



Marcus Gilroy-Ware

Marcus Gilroy-Ware is Senior Lecturer in digital journalism at the School of Film and Journalism at the University of the West of England.