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Beware of Geeks bearing gifts

Technology's dark side may well be the silent threat to democracy.

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"Tech giants like Facebook and Google, which control arguably the most important commodity in the Internet age - information - have the ability to shape the world. There's no guarantee that they will do so for the better."

A YEAR ago, Americans installed a reality TV star in the White House who doesn't let facts get in the way of a good tweet. Donald Trump's shambolic management style has given America's enemies a perceived opportunity to drive their country's agendas.

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