Social Media and Politics 2/2

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As well as giving politicians a platform to reach out to the public, social media presents a good opportunity for the public to reach out to politicians, as well as getting their views across.

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Social Media and Politics 1/2

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How have social media changed politics and the relation between politics and the public?

The emergence of social media has been huge – it now holds a prominent place in society, with seemingly everything having some form of involvement with social media. Whether it’s the ability to tweet your opinion of a TV programme under a show-specific hashtag or advertising campaigns actively encouraging engagement on social networks – the platform is huge.

Politics has not been immune to this change either. As social media seems to stamp more and more of its mark on the world by the day, politics has ended up being no exception to this. Continue reading