Marko Skoric

Associate Professor

City University of Hong Kong, China

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Being unsocial on social media: the implications for civic and political engagement

Although early research supported an optimistic view that social media can reinvigorate our social, civic and political lives, we are now less optimistic about their impact — the discussion of echo chambers and political polarisation seems to dominate our daily discourse.

Why did social media platforms suddenly become the villains in the story of technology and democracy, and what has the social impact been?