Drawing the line on social media to secure democracy

21 June 2020 - 00:00 By IMRAAN BUCCUS

Adam Habib has been an influential figure in the South African public sphere, as well as at Wits University. His recent piece on Daily Maverick, Verwoerd's political stepchildren: Managing fascists, Stalinists and the intolerant, asks some important questions about our public sphere.

The toxic nature of our public sphere is more about how social media has changed the public sphere, something that we see around the world, than it is about Verwoerd and our history of fascism...

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