We need to be aware of the cracks appearing in the foundation of democracy – the rise of extreme political groups (DeSimone, 2019), of the escalated digital surveillance (Malik, 2019), and the increasingly cavalier everyday censorship we know as digital algorithms. Parrhesia, and the absolutely necessary steps democratic education must in order to save democracy, will be argued for in this essay.
When surfing online we should always ask ourselves: what is real? Finding sources and context for content can be hard bordering on impossible. Our immediate surroundings still give a us a hint on why content looks the way it does.