Re-dissemination of news and public debate on social networks

Javier Guallar, Jaume Suau, Carlos Ruiz-Caballero, Albert Sáez, Pere Masip

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The results of a qualitative research study based on 12 focus groups with a total of 106 people about the role of social networks in the consumption of current information are presented. We inquired about the motivation of citizens to interact with the news on social networks, and if they consider them appropriate spaces for public debate. Some findings of this study suggest that social networks are seen as an adequate space to share news and information on matters of public interest, to extend the agenda of topics that focus on the interests of users by allowing them access to topics often silenced in their usual media, and finally, social networks are viewed as more suitable for opinions, rather than public debate.

Idioma originalAnglès
Pàgines (de-a)358-366
Nombre de pàgines9
RevistaProfesional de la Informacion
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - 2016


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