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A phone full of social media apps. (Jason Howie/Flickr)
A phone full of social media apps. (Jason Howie/Flickr)
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Today, Donald Trump tweeted earlier: "They will soon be calling me MR. BREXIT!" And over at Hillary Clinton's twitter account, she tweeted: "We know that giving millionaires huge tax breaks doesn't help our economy. So why would we try it again, Donald?"

We are in an era where social media is driving political narrative. It's transforming how elections are done and we wonder, what effect is that having on our democracy?


Nicco Mele, director of the Shorenstein Center of Media, Politics and Public Policy and author of The End of Big: How The Internet Makes David The New Goliath. He tweets @Nicco.

Amy Mitchell, director of journalism research at the Pew Research Center. She tweets @asmitch.

This segment aired on August 18, 2016.


Alison Bruzek Twitter Associate Producer, Radio Boston
Alison Bruzek was a producer for Radio Boston.


Meghna Chakrabarti Twitter Host, On Point
Meghna Chakrabarti is the host of On Point.


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