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Social Influence

Submit to this Special Issue on Social Media and Political Participation

Deadline: 30 September 2019

The initial promise of social media platforms was to promote more open, inclusive, and interconnected societies. This optimism has now given way to a growing anxiety about the effects of virtual social networks in our daily lives. Online activity has been identified as central to offline political events such as the UK’s Brexit vote and the election of U.S. President Donald Trump. In these and other cases, online networks have, at least in some cases, drawn individuals into informational “bubbles” that cultivate hostility and distrust while rendering participants vulnerable to misinformation and propaganda. These developments raise fundamental questions about the nature of online social networks and their impacts on individual and collective well-being.

Preference will be given to articles that demonstrate social and psychological processes (and not just outcomes) when it comes to the spread of information and misinformation on social media platforms—and their consequences for individual and collective rationality and/or well-being.

Social Influence

Table of Contents for Social Influence. List of articles from both the latest and ahead of print issues.

Language: en-US

Publisher: tandf

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Please submit your manuscript here and indicate that your submission should be considered for the Special Issue in ‘Step 6: Details & Comments’.

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