Reality check: blame the media for the election results?

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Spectacle sells. Spectacle also has a cost. We don't know yet how much this election spectacle will cost us, but it has put Donald Trump into the White House come January.

Microsoft researcher on tech and society, danah boyd, writes today about the role media played in the 2016 presidential election, and calls the industry to its responsibilities as researchers and producers of information:

"The media industry needs to take responsibility for its role in producing spectacle for selfish purposes. T…