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Is democracy going digital?: Why the Twitter debate on Catalonia’s independence matters

Balcells, Joan and Padró-Solanet, Albert (2019) Is democracy going digital?: Why the Twitter debate on Catalonia’s independence matters. Democratic Audit Blog (06 Aug 2019). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Looking at the case of the Catalonia independence debate, Joan Balcells and Albert Padró-Solanet find that the popular perception of social media as creating polarised echo-chambers of extreme political opinions is far from the full picture. They find evidence that Twitter can foster engaged, substantive conversations across partisan lines. This picture demonstrates how social media has the capacity to genuinely improve democratic discussions, and open up arenas of public debate.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2019 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2021 17:45
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2021 17:45
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108021

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