Former VP believes that the internet provides a means to rekindle political participation and equality and purge it of corporate influence.

This article titled “Al Gore: US democracy has been hacked” was written by Matthew Weaver, for guardian.co.uk on Sunday 3rd February 2013 14.11 UTC

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.

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