"Politics has been turned into a carneval" - Peter Pomerantsev

In the wake of Brexit and the Trumpian tragedy, Peter Pomerantsev of the London School of Economics talks about the transgressive energy in political characters like Trump, an energy that used to be located on the left, since the 1960s, and is now claimed by the right. This has drastic consequences for democracy in an age of a constant information overload due to the digital technologies: If everybody is presumed to be lying, people turn to the one that is most fun to listen to. The digital tools have become a danger for democracy.