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Voting with your ‘Like’: Investigating democratic values in the community of Facebook

December 7, 2017


by Seow Yongzhi Alexis de Tocqueville observed in 1835 that in the transition from aristocracy to democracy, the tight hierarchical organisation of society dissolved into a broad horizontal mass of equal individuals. The challenge for democratic organisation, characterised by social equality, was collective organisation without a built-in leader. Tocqueville’s solution was the newspaper that could […]

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