The technology that has emerged to create political propaganda convincing enough to launch wars has crossed the threshold of becoming highly dangerous. The people who created this technology may not have had such an intent. Nevertheless, allowing such technology to get in the hands of government is extremely dangerous.
Technology in the hands of government, who also controls mainstream media, is perhaps the most dangerous combination ever dreamed of. We are doomed without an independent media outlet that actually investigates the abuse of government. Government can start a war and the media will just recite whatever they tell them to report. This is becoming a toxic combination.