and as social media become

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And as social media become an increasingly important tool in the protester's arsenal, some governments have responded by tightening their grip on the internet.

Why there isn't s after the become?
Becomes an increasingly....
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    'Media' is originally a plural (the Latin plural of 'medium'), though in modern English it can be given either singular or plural agreement.


    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    Some of us still think it's always plural (TV is a medium; radio and TV are media). In either case (my opinion or EB's), the quoted sentence is correct.
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