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Obama warns against irresponsible social media use by Noblex: 11:43 am On Dec 27, 2017

Former US President Barack Obama has warned against the irresponsible use of social media, in a rare interview since stepping down in January. He warned that such actions were distorting people's understanding of complex issues, and spreading misinformation. "All of us in leadership have to find ways in which we can recreate a common space on the internet," he said. Mr Obama was quizzed by Prince Harry on BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

Prince Harry, fifth in line to the throne, is one of several prominent figures who are guest-editing the programme over the Christmas period. The former president expressed concern about a future where facts are discarded and people only read and listen to things that reinforce their own views.

"The question has to do with how do we harness this technology in a way that allows a multiplicity of voices, allows a diversity of views, but doesn't lead to a Balkanisation of society and allows ways of finding common ground," he said. Mr Obama's successor Donald Trump is a prolific user of Twitter, but Mr Obama did not mention him by name.

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