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How social media affects politics

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Social media was instrumental in many of the political campaigns. It was utilised by parties and candidates to attack opponents and boost their own credentials.
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How does social media affect politics?
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The media doesn't influence the government. It is the government that influences the media.
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One of the ways that social media has transformed politics is the sheer speed at which news, poll results and rumors are shared. Whereas in the pre-internet days, people had to wait for the next newspaper or TV news show to get the latest information, online news is a 24/7 phenomenon.
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The media doesn’t influence the government
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The internet has greatly increased the number of poll results we see each day. Social media has accelerated this even more. Not only do social media sites report the results of polls, you can actually participate in Facebook polls.
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Voters to interact more easily with candidates and elected officials. It’s now possible to attend virtual events where you can participate in live streaming events and interact with politicians and candidates.
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Most people spend more time on sites such as Facebook and Twitter than they do on serious news or political websites. This means that you get all of the latest trending news stories and opinions shared by your friends whenever you log on.
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When people are posting the latest poll results on social media throughout the day, there’s a great deal of pressure on candidates to pull ahead of their opponents.
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I think politicians do not fully understand digital technology but they are very aware of it and actively trying to control it's influence.
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It allows politicians to speak directly to voters without spending a dime. Using those social media allows politicians to circumvent the traditional method of reaching voters through paid advertising or earned media.
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It has become fairly common for political campaigns to produce commercials and publish them for free on YouTube instead of, or in addition to, paying for time on television or the radio.
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