The Influence of Social Media

There will be PhD theses written about the 2016 U.S. presidential election and its outcome. Already I am seeing articles deconstructing the role of media like this critique on the CJR website by Kyle Pope, its Editor-in-Chief and Publisher. Another area that will likely get lots of attention is the role and influence of social media on the campaign. The Pew Research Centre provided some analysis on the impact of social media to change people’s minds about a candidate or their views on an issue. It’s interesting to see who was more likely to change his or her mind, based on the research. Read Social Media causes some users to rethink their views on an issue.