Al Gore: US democracy has been hacked

US democracy has been hacked by big business and needs to be reclaimed using the power of the internet to hold politicians to account, according to former US vice-president Al Gore.

Offering a blunt assessment of the extent to which private companies influence decision-making in the US, he told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show: American politics has fallen into a state of disrepair, in an interview to mark the publication of his new book, The Future.

Gore added: It can be fixed, but we need to recognise that our democracy has been hacked … It has been taken over … and is being operated for purposes other than those for which it was intended — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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