Is democracy going digital? Why the Twitter debate on Catalonia’s independence matters

20 February, 2020

The article written by Joan Balcells and Albert Padró-Solanet published in the International Journal of Press/Politics and commented in Democratic Audit UK (06/08/2019) tells us about the importance that the social network Twitter has to promote substantive and committed conversations across party lines.The article published in 2019 gives us information on how in 2016 people from different ideological standpoints started online conversations about the independence of Catalonia. The authors finds that the popular perception of social media as creating polarised echo-chambers of extreme political opinions is far from the full picture.

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