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Garside

the typical adult spends 8 hours and 41 minutes on social media each day but only 8h and 21 minutes asleep suggesting digital communication is a way of entertaining people which presents no real threat to the existing capitalist society

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Cornford and Robins

Digital communications is just another way in which we can be ideologically controlled by capitalists who own this form of media. Social media appears as a form of freedom, democracy and equality but it is just another way capitalists can make money and control us. It threatens freedom as information is collected about us.

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The Snowdon Report

The US and British governments had accessed personal conversations on digital media in the interests of ‘national security’, intelligence agencies suggest that these are necessary and legal but has lead to mixed reactions from world leaders.