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Do we (mis)recognise the political power of Twitter?

Barnes, Naomi and Davies, Huw (2018) Do we (mis)recognise the political power of Twitter? Impact of Social Sciences Blog (24 Jan 2018). Blog Entry.

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We are told that Twitter is the new public sphere, the place where we hold government accountable, encourage diverse voices, and provide resources for public benefit like education, healthcare, and welfare. Using the #metoo campaign as a case study, Naomi Barnes and Huw Davies question whether Twitter really is a public sphere or if it is simply a platform capitalist that monetises displays of outrage?

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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2018 14:54
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2019 23:16

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