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Parliaments use social media mainly as a reporting tool rather than for public engagement

Leston-Bandeira, Cristina (2014) Parliaments use social media mainly as a reporting tool rather than for public engagement. Democratic Audit Blog (26 Feb 2014). Website.

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Abstract

The UK Parliament and its counterparts across the globe are increasingly connecting with citizens through social media. Cristina Leston-Bandeira gives an overview of a new study into the Twitter and Facebook strategies of national parliaments. She finds that in the UK, 80% of Parliament’s social media postings tend to be used to report parliamentary activity rather than to carry out genuine engagement, although the Scottish Parliament is much more deliberative.

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
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2014 15:58
Last Modified: 01 May 2020 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/56298

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