Peer: Social media 'gives wings to lies'
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Matt Ridley on social media abuse and political comment

Politicians have been attending the Reclaim The Internet conference in London, looking at claims that political debate online has seen rising levels of abuse and intimidation.

In a personal film for the Daily Politics, the journalist and Conservative peer Matt Ridley gives his take on how the internet is shaping the way people talk about politics.

He claims that social media "amplifies the personal and extremes, hots up the echo chamber, and gives wings to lies."

Watch the on-air debate that followed this film

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  • 18 Jul 2016
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