The Outrage of Networks: Social Media and Contemporary Authoritarian Populism

Democratic Communiqué

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Title The Outrage of Networks: Social Media and Contemporary Authoritarian Populism
 
Creator Hrynyshyn, Derek
 
Subject Social Media;Alt-Right;Authoritarian Populism;Trump

 
Description Until the last few years, the vast majority of theorizing about the politicalimplications of online social networking capacities tended to assume thatnew communications media would empower progressive forces against theundemocratic tendencies in industrialized countries. However, the electionof Donald Trump, the electoral success of similar political movements inother capitalist democracies, and the rise to prominence of the so-called‘alt-right’ in numerous online spaces constitute a development thatrequires re-examination of much of the common wisdom about socialmedia and politics. This essay explores why earlier optimistic theorycannot explain why reactionary ideas have been so politically successful inthe world of social media.
 
Publisher Union for Democratic Communications
 
Contributor
 
Date 2019-04-04
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://journals.fcla.edu/demcom/article/view/108905
 
Source Democratic Communiqué; Vol 28, No 1 (2019): Democratic Communiqué; 27
1555-8967
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journals.fcla.edu/demcom/article/view/108905/104046
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Derek Hrynyshyn
 

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