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American Politics: Bad Boys vs. Mean Girls

August 24, 2017 - 10:15 -- Admin

Here's a framework for understanding how social networking is changing US politics.  It's raw, simple and (hopefully) useful.  

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The political parties and the media aren't the primary actors in the US political system anymore.  Increasingly, politics is being waged online by networks.  A fight between two powerful and very different online social networks (I gave them names that are both descriptive of how they operate and easy to remember):  

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