Crisis of Democracy, Social Media and the Digital Age: The Narrative of Specialists from Spain, Mexico and Peru

Translated title of the contribution: Crisis of Democracy, Social Media and the Digital Age: The Narrative of Specialists from Spain, Mexico and Peru

Daniel De la Garza, Daniel Barredo, Paulo Carlos López-López

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Abstract

The contemporary discussion about the political participation of
citizens starts from the recognition of a new stage, but in which the consequences
in terms of public deliberation and the strengthening of different
democratic expressions is debatable. In order to examine the validity of some of
the conclusions of studies that were carried out when cyberpolitics was an
incipient phenomenon, a qualitative study was conducted in which thirty social
science specialists in three Ibero-American countries were interviewed: Spain,
Mexico and Peru. In summary, an important part of the interviewees agrees to
question the true contribution of social media to strengthening the development
of a plural democracy, while they also note both risks and opportunities
regarding the quality of the information that is shared and consumed by users in
the digital age.
Translated title of the contributionCrisis of Democracy, Social Media and the Digital Age: The Narrative of Specialists from Spain, Mexico and Peru
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation, Technology and Systems
EditorsÁlvaro Rocha, Carlos Ferrás, Paulo Carlos López, Teresa Guarda
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Nature Switzerland AG
Pages169-178
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783030684174
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2021

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