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        Do Upvotes Show Democracy's Flaws? | PBS Idea Channel

        Are upvotes democratic? The idea behind forums like reddit that use upvoting as 'community sourced decisions' is that compelling, unique posts will float to the top, and weak ones will sink to the bottom. Reddit is a democracy - much like The United States! However, in both cases, the notion of true democracy may well be an illusion. Does seeing upvotes promote more upvotes? Does provocative content beget more provocative content? Is all content created equal? Watch this episode to find out, and tell us what you think!

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