The impact of social media use on mass polarization in Hong Kong

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2019

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Title2019 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference (AEJMC 2019)
PlaceCanada
CityToronto
Period7 - 10 August 2019

Abstract

By using survey data collected in Hong Kong, where Chinese and Hong Kongese identities are dynamically constructed in a non-mutually exclusive way, this study demonstrates that the political use of social media polarizes the attitudes and affect of those who have single Hong Kongese identity, whereas it has depolarizing effects among those who have dual identities of Hong Kongese and Chinese. These contrasting effects on polarization between single and dual identifiers have downstream consequences on political participation.

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The impact of social media use on mass polarization in Hong Kong. / Kobayashi, Tetsuro.

2019. Paper presented at 2019 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference (AEJMC 2019), Toronto, Canada.

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)32_Refereed conference paper (no ISBN/ISSN)peer-review