Corbella: Like Trump, spreading lies on social media is dangerous to democracy

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“When partisanship becomes so strong that you create your own reality and that basic facts are no longer a source of consensus, then you undermine the trust that people have in the institutions by making false claims. So we have to be vigilant,” says Beland. “I’m not saying we should panic. Canadian democracy is healthier than American democracy right now, but we mustn’t be complacent.” Trump is a delusional, dangerous man and those who believe his lies without verification undermine their democracy and the country they claim they are fighting for. We must all stop the erosion of our democracy by seeking truth, not lies.