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Social Media and Political Engagement

Date

April 2021

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Online

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Social media is becoming extremely prevalent in people’s day-to-day lives. On these networking sites, people obtain information regarding social news, world news, national news, and more. It appears that politics and government activity are becoming more of an active topic on social media. Scholars are increasingly concerned about the negative effect that social media can have on political knowledge and the creation of divisions in governments. This study investigated whether social media, such as Twitter, impacted political engagement, therefore, having the possible impact on one's political beliefs. The study found that social media use impacts a user’s political engagement.

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Social Media and Political Engagement

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Social media is becoming extremely prevalent in people’s day-to-day lives. On these networking sites, people obtain information regarding social news, world news, national news, and more. It appears that politics and government activity are becoming more of an active topic on social media. Scholars are increasingly concerned about the negative effect that social media can have on political knowledge and the creation of divisions in governments. This study investigated whether social media, such as Twitter, impacted political engagement, therefore, having the possible impact on one's political beliefs. The study found that social media use impacts a user’s political engagement.