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Politically Motivated Reinforcement Seeking: Reframing the Selective Exposure Debate
This article seeks to reframe the selective exposure debate by demonstrating that people exhibit a preference for opinion-reinforcing political information without systematically avoiding opinionExpand
Protest in an Information Society: a review of literature on social movements and new ICTs
New Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are changing the ways in which activists communicate, collaborate and demonstrate. Scholars from a wide range of disciplines, among themExpand
Echo chambers online?: Politically motivated selective exposure among Internet news users
  • R. Garrett
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • J. Comput. Mediat. Commun.
  • 2009
Testing the idea that the desire for opinion reinforcement may play a more important role in shaping individuals’ exposure to online political information than an aversion to opinion challenge demonstrates that opinion-reinforcing information promotes news story exposure while opinion-challenging information makes exposure only marginally less likely. Expand
On Cyberslacking: Workplace Status and Personal Internet Use at Work
Regression analyses demonstrate that, contrary to conventional wisdom, higher-status employees, as measured by occupation status, job autonomy, income, education, and gender, engage in significantly more frequent personal Internet use at work. Expand
Partisan Paths to Exposure Diversity: Differences in Pro‐ and Counterattitudinal News Consumption
This study examines selective exposure to political information, arguing that attraction to proattitudinal information and aversion to counterattitudinal information are distinct phenomena, and thatExpand
Implications of Pro- and Counterattitudinal Information Exposure for Affective Polarization
The American electorate is characterized by political polarization, and especially by increasingly negative affective responses toward opposing party members. To what extent might this be attributedExpand
A Turn Toward Avoidance? Selective Exposure to Online Political Information, 2004–2008
Scholars warn that avoidance of attitude-discrepant political information is becoming increasingly common due in part to an ideologically fragmented online news environment that allows individuals toExpand
A New Era of Minimal Effects? A Response to Bennett and Iyengar
This article takes up Bennett and Iyengar's (2008) call for debate about the future of political communication effects research. We outline 4 key criticisms. First, Bennett and Iyengar are too quickExpand
Troubling Consequences of Online Political Rumoring
Fear that the Internet promotes harmful political rumoring is merited but not for reasons originally anticipated. Although the network accelerates and widens rumor circulation, on the whole, it doesExpand
Disaffection or expected outcomes: Understanding personal Internet use during work
Many contemporary analyses of personal Internet use during work explain the behavior in terms of workplace disaffection. However, evidence for this interpretation is mixed. This article posits thatExpand