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Online political discussions tend to be less civil when the participants are anonymous

Rowe, Ian (2013) Online political discussions tend to be less civil when the participants are anonymous. Democratic Audit Blog (26 Sep 2013). Website.

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Abstract

Despite the internet’s unlimited potential in informing, engaging, and empowering citizens, it is all too often used as a forum for foul-tempered arguments behind a veil of anonymity, with obvious repercussions for our democracy. Ian Rowe of the University of Kent, argues that it is anonymity that is often to blame, and that the more accountable model used by Facebook holds hope for a more civil online political discourse.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © Democratic Audit UK; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2013 15:27
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 00:45
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/54561

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