Political Effects of the Internet and Social Media

  title={Political Effects of the Internet and Social Media},
  author={Ekaterina Zhuravskaya and Maria Petrova and R. S. Enikolopov},
  journal={Annual Review of Economics},
How do the Internet and social media affect political outcomes? We review empirical evidence from the recent political economy literature, focusing primarily on work that considers traits that distinguish the Internet and social media from traditional off-line media, such as low barriers to entry and reliance on user-generated content. We discuss the main results about the effects of the Internet in general, and social media in particular, on voting, street protests, attitudes toward government… 
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