Guest Post: Is Social Media Good or Bad For Democracy?

Guest Post: Is Social Media Good or Bad For Democracy?

By Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, the Hoover Institution This post is part of a series on social media and democracy. For some two centuries, the electoral process has developed alongside technology – radio and television, the introduction of voting machines, mechanical and electronic – but never has the impact been so dramatically disruptive as in […]

Guest Post: Is Social Media Good or Bad for Democracy?

Guest Post: Is Social Media Good or Bad for Democracy?

By Ariadne Vromen, Professor of Political Sociology at the University of Sydney This post is part of a series on social media and democracy. Social media use is ubiquitous within the everyday lives of citizens. In Australia, where I live and teach on political participation, Facebook and smartphone use are among the highest in the world. Their […]