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Social media – why it’s useless for democratic politics

Beckett, Charlie (2011) Social media – why it’s useless for democratic politics. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (16 Sep 2011). Website.

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I spend a lot of time writing about the political potential of new forms of journalism. Though I like to think that my analysis of social media and the Arab uprisings of 2011 was cyber-realist rather than utopian. Our report by Stella Creasy MP on using social media in UK political campaigns also included some downsides amidst the digital enthusiasm. And my forthcoming book about WikiLeaks is not entirely uncritical of the new forms of political communications.

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Additional Information: © 2011 The Author(s)
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Date Deposited: 17 May 2017 09:53
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2021 23:18

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