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Social media and online communities expose youth to political conversation, but also to incivility and conflict.

Middaugh, Ellen (2016) Social media and online communities expose youth to political conversation, but also to incivility and conflict. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (26 Aug 2016). Website.

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Abstract

The internet and social media now mean that young people are more able to engage with, and participate in the political process. But does this engagement also expose young people to a greater risk of online abuse? In new research Ellen Middaugh investigates the exposure to conflict and incivility of young people who engage politically online. She finds that exposure to online conflict is common, and is associated with participatory media, and that many youth also see no problem with escalating language and personal insults in online political conversations.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2017 16:49
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2020 23:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69252

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