* Date : 2019-10-22
Social media's influence on politics and debate
Social media's political influence is growing with each passing day, threatening to usurp the role of traditional media outlets. According to a local survey, YouTube has now become the second-most trusted news source in South Korea, a reflection of the people's growing preference for social media due to its convenience, diversity and ease-of-use. However, social media has also been heavily criticized for being a hotbed of fake news, while also providing a platform for conspiracy theorists and radicals to spread misinformation. In this week's edition of 'Foreign Correspondents', we sit down with our panel of journalists to talk more about social media's evolution as an important provider of news and a facilitator of public debate.
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