Troubling Consequences of Online Political

@inproceedings{Garrett2011TroublingCO,
  title={Troubling Consequences of Online Political},
  author={R. Kelly Garrett},
  year={2011}
}
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 does not increase recipient credulity. E-mail, however, which fosters informal political communication within existing social networks, poses a unique threat to factual political knowledge. A national telephone survey conducted immediately after the 2008 U.S. presidential election provides evidence that… CONTINUE READING
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