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Online political discussions tend to be less civil when theparticipants are anonymous

Rowe, Ian (2013) Online political discussions tend to be less civil when theparticipants are anonymous. LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog (28 Sep 2013). Website.

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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. Drawing on a study of the content of comments left by readers of the Washington Post online, Ian Rowe 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.

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Additional Information: © 2013 LSE USAPP
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2014 12:34
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:04

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