US and beyond The media's role in elections

American Paul Jacob hosts an online, radio and print opinion programme called Common Sense, aired daily by more than 150 stations in the United States. He shared his thoughts on a topic on many people's minds after the US election last week: the role of the media and social media in the election of Donald Trump.

The question of media's increasing digitization and the influence on democracy was also the topic of a debate last night at the Global Forum, sponsored by Zocalo Public Square: