New Woes: Digitization and Polarization

Author: Komal Salman
Publication Year : 2021

There was a time when mass media became the main source of information. It took the form of a bridge, between governments and people. Later on, it became increasingly independent from states themselves, and politics, although this is still arguable in many parts of the world. Gone is the time when politics was based solely on ideals, adopted from philosophy. In 2021, we are treading in dangerous waters; media logic is often pitched against political logic and ends up victorious. A lot of politics is centered on the media, and on what it says, how it shall react, both, traditional mass media as well as modern digital media.