Is Digital Media Undermining Citizenship?

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Politicians aren’t using social media as we might expect, but digital technologies are helping them draw closer to constituents. In her book Selfie Democracy, media theorist Elizabeth Losh explains the role of digital media in political engagement and voting decisions. Instead of maximising social media to reach constituents, it seems that politicians use it to exploit the social connections of the public. Elected representatives capitalise on digital media as a political arsenal not only to promote themselves but also to attack opponents through the deployment of trolls. Read full article here

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