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Political expression and action on social media: exploring the relationship between lower- and higher-threshold political activities among Twitter users in Italy

Barberá, Pablo, Vaccari, Cristian, Valeriani, Augusto, Bonneau, Richard, Jost, John T., Nagler, Jonathan and Tucker, Joshua A. (2015) Political expression and action on social media: exploring the relationship between lower- and higher-threshold political activities among Twitter users in Italy. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 20 (2). pp. 221-239. ISSN 1083-6101

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Identification Number: 10.1111/jcc4.12108

Abstract

Scholars and commentators have debated whether lower‐threshold forms of political engagement on social media should be treated as being conducive to higher‐threshold modes of political participation or a diversion from them. Drawing on an original survey of a representative sample of Italians who discussed the 2013 election on Twitter, we demonstrate that the more respondents acquire political information via social media and express themselves politically on these platforms, the more they are likely to contact politicians via e‐mail, campaign for parties and candidates using social media, and attend offline events to which they were invited online. These results suggest that lower‐threshold forms of political engagement on social media do not distract from higher‐threshold activities, but are strongly associated with them.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10836101
Additional Information: © 2015 International Communication Association
Divisions: Methodology
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Sets: Departments > Methodology
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2018 11:40
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2019 02:05
Projects: RBFR12BKZH, 1248077
Funders: Italian Ministry of Education “Future in Research 2012”, Dean Thomas Carew and the NYU Faculty of Arts and Science Research Investment Fund, United States National Science Foundation
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/87413

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