Unspeaking on Facebook ? Testing network effects on self-censorship of political expressions in social network sites

@inproceedings{Kwon2014UnspeakingOF,
  title={Unspeaking on Facebook ? Testing network effects on self-censorship of political expressions in social network sites},
  author={Kyounghee Hazel Kwon and Shin-Il Moon and Michael Stefanone},
  year={2014}
}
The aim of this study is to explore online social network exposure effects on predicting individual’s willingness to self-censor political expression (WTSC) and political posting behaviors. The spiral of silence (SOS) theory is applied to the context of online social networks wherein three major network characteristics are highlighted: reduced privacy, integration of multiple social context/relationships, and increase in unanticipated exposure to different opinions. The discussion leads us to… CONTINUE READING
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