Jordan Erica Webber looks at how the rise of the internet has put a strain on democracy

In March 1989, the British computer scientist, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, laid out a set of plans that would soon be known as the world wide web. It’s fair to say, the world was forever changed.

An awful lot of good has come from the invention of the world wide web. The dissemination of information, in particular, has become incredibly easy. People living on opposite sides of the world can connect through email or on social-media platforms. We can apply for jobs or look for new places to live, or research for a homework project without having to find and trawl through books.

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