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This article reconsiders two highly debated issues concerning the social network Twitter: the formation of echo chambers on the one hand, and the ideological fragmentation of this social network, on the other.

In a few years, everything changed. France, at the time of the yellow jackets, has nothing to do with an indivisible nation structured by a common cultural frame of reference. […]

Speech manipulation has become commonplace in modern societies. Democracy, which has placed the speech at the centre of public life, seems to be threatened by the proliferation of techniques designed […]

In this study, the authors analyze both mainstream and social media coverage of the 2016 United States presidential election.

In the early 2000s, the growth of online news prompted a new set of concerns, among them that excess diversity of viewpoints would make it easier for like-minded citizens to form “echo chambers” or “filter bubbles” where they would be insulated from contrary perspectives.

Should we be afraid of the Coronavirus? Why is the world in such a panic?

As breaking news unfolds people increasingly rely on social media to stay abreast of the latest updates.

This book examines the shape, composition, and practices of the United States political media landscape.

Technology as it develops today holds out tremendous hope... But it is also intrusive, domineering and an instrument of polarization.

This chapter argues that neoliberalism remains a crucial frame through which to understand media power, drawing on Marx’s notion of a ‘democratic swindle’.

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