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The Resource #Republic : divided democracy in the age of social media, Cass R. Sunstein

#Republic : divided democracy in the age of social media, Cass R. Sunstein

Label
#Republic : divided democracy in the age of social media
Title
#Republic
Title remainder
divided democracy in the age of social media
Statement of responsibility
Cass R. Sunstein
Title variation
  • Hashtag republic
  • Republic
Title variation remainder
divided democracy in the age of social media
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As the Internet grows more sophisticated, it is creating new threats to democracy. Social media companies such as Facebook can sort us ever more efficiently into groups of the like-minded, creating echo chambers that amplify our views. It's no accident that on some occasions, people of different political views cannot even understand each other. It's also no surprise that terrorist groups have been able to exploit social media to deadly effect. Welcome to the age of #Republic. In this revealing book, Cass Sunstein, the New York Times bestselling author of Nudge and The World According to Star Wars, shows how today's Internet is driving political fragmentation, polarization, and even extremism--and what can be done about it. Thoroughly rethinking the critical relationship between democracy and the Internet, Sunstein describes how the online world creates "cybercascades," exploits "confirmation bias," and assists "polarization entrepreneurs." And he explains why online fragmentation endangers the shared conversations, experiences, and understandings that are the lifeblood of democracy. In response, Sunstein proposes practical and legal changes to make the Internet friendlier to democratic deliberation. These changes would get us out of our information cocoons by increasing the frequency of unchosen, unplanned encounters and exposing us to people, places, things, and ideas that we would never have picked for our Twitter feed. #Republic need not be an ironic term. As Sunstein shows, it can be a rallying cry for the kind of democracy that citizens of diverse societies most need."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
303.48/33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
#Republic : divided democracy in the age of social media, Cass R. Sunstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Proposals
  • Terrorism.com
  • #Republic
  • The daily me
  • An analogy and an ideal
  • Polarization
  • Cybercascades
  • Social glue and spreading information
  • Citizens
  • What's regulation? : a plea
  • Freedom of speech
Control code
ocn958799819
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 310 pages
Isbn
9780691175515
Lccn
2016038668
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027001070
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958799819
Label
#Republic : divided democracy in the age of social media, Cass R. Sunstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Proposals
  • Terrorism.com
  • #Republic
  • The daily me
  • An analogy and an ideal
  • Polarization
  • Cybercascades
  • Social glue and spreading information
  • Citizens
  • What's regulation? : a plea
  • Freedom of speech
Control code
ocn958799819
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 310 pages
Isbn
9780691175515
Lccn
2016038668
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027001070
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958799819

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