Distrust/dissatisfaction with democracy

While distrusts with democratic process is a longer-term issue, digital media has likely exacerbated this pattern across western democracies. Researchers argue that trust, informed dialogue, mutual consent, and participation- fundamental features of democracy are being eroded by the features that make social media so profitable. Researchers also found that the way in which the information is distributed on digital media (horizontal, and decentralised and interactive) increases intolerance of others, polarisation and scepticism toward democracy