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Wednesday, 17 October 2012
From CQ Researcher: Do Facebook & Twitter influence voters?
Social media, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, have become major battlegrounds in this year’s elections. Candidates are using the platforms to identify and organize supporters and raise funds. They bypass traditional news media to send their messages unfiltered to the public. They target niche audiences with growing precision, contact hard-to-reach voters, extend their influence as online supporters forward their messages and carry out many campaign tasks at much lower cost than before.
• Does online data mining threaten voters' privacy?
• Do social media cause political polarization?
• Do social media level the campaign-spending playing field?
By Tom Price
October 12, 2012
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