"Perhaps the most obvious reason is that people who are elected tend to believe they should be able to legislate freely and without restraint."

@schestowitz "The media, which has traditionally acted as a vehicle of communication between the governors and the governed, has broken down. Its business models have been destroyed by the new technology." Ah yes, the media that filters out dissenting journalists and reports, teaches controversy to bound discussion within acceptable limits, and is heavily reliant on the support of advertisers is being destroyed by the internet.

"To some degree it has been replaced by a social media that can be toxic and tends to be an enemy of representative democracy and not its friend."
And we should all feel bad because decentralized media is populist and will allow people to think for themselces, which is automatically fascism.