Research Intern in the Knowledge Economy and Scientific Advancement faculty, Lerato Mahlangu reflects on the advantages and disadvantages of social media within a 4th Industrial Revolution context.

She argues that technology is becoming an integral part of our democracy, in more ways than can be imagined. For young South Africans especially, it has been both a blessing and a curse.  This is reflected in the role played by social networks like Twitter and Facebook, amongst others, in increasing social, political and economic discourse around the world.

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