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Losing Friends Over Politics: The Relationship Between Dysfunctional Online Activities And Social Sanctions On Whatsapp And Facebook

Type:

Keynote Speakers

Category:

Manipulation and Polarization

Place:

Online 3

Date and time:

13:00 to 13:30 on 09/04/2020

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This talk sheds light on how dysfunctional online behaviors may affect relationships by investigating social sanctions — actively blocking, unfriending, and quitting social media because of politics. There is limited research investigating how people’s online experiences may lead to social sanctions. Taking a comparative approach, I also examine the extent to which the dynamics around social sanctions are sensitive to different platform affordances, comparing Facebook and WhatsApp.

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