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The myth of the myth of digital democracy (book review)

Beckett, Charlie (2009) The myth of the myth of digital democracy (book review). POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (28 Jul 2009). Website.

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Abstract

One of the staples of journalism is the straw man: the threat that never existed or the claim that was never really made. With the Internet this straw man is Joe Trippi and the few other people who have insisted that the Internet is innately democratic and that it will have revolutionary political consequences. Matthew Hindman’s The Myth of Digital Democracy has them in its sights. It is essential reading for anyone concerned about democracy and the Web.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/
Additional Information: © 2009 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 19 May 2017 13:55
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/77885

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