Holding mobs to account

The online magazine Tyee takes a look at the impact of “citizen journalism” on the U.S. election, and specifically its role in revealing the mob mentality at the Republican rallies. The links to videos are worth a look.

An excerpt of the piece by Ben Shingler:

“It’s been especially evident during the current U.S. election that the Internet’s become the champion of the politically outrageous, ignorant and scary. In traditional forms of media, voices on the margins are generally excluded from public debate, but the Internet has changed that. It’s shed light on disturbing corners of society that normally go unseen by the viewing public.”