Anamorphic Social media in Politics

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Anamorphic Social media

The new developments in some countries in the world about applying local laws in regulating social media in those countries is an interesting phenomenon.

For some time media became a tool to achieve some end-goals by people or organizations or political parties or governments.

The fundamental question is if a media organization is controlled by few people though some of them may be publicly traded at the outset, how it can represent the will of a large population or society?

Take a hypothetical case.

How many rich people are there in the world, who with their wealth can control the rest of the poor population? here control means influencing the thoughts and choices of these poor people by promoting the content which favors them.

If the total population of the world is around 7 billion,

There are 1 billion people who live less than $1 a day.

There are 3 billion people who live less than $10 a day.

There are 3 billion people called a Middle-Class.

Some can control local media in their countries.

Very few super-rich can control media on a global scale.

All above 7 billion are fundamentally maybe not able to influence the social media through their wealth, however, occasionally they may create awareness, but cannot use their wealth in advancing their interests.

This leaves few people who are super rich and governments, having the capacity to establish, promote content that favors their interest.

So it looks like most of the time our worldview is Anamorphic.

Please see an interesting video of Anamorphic illusions.