Semantic Apparatus – The Social Media Political Subject Is an Infant

Cited by Lee Sonogan

China's Artificial Intelligence Surveillance State Goes Global - The  Atlantic

Abstract by Athina Karatzogianni

Any random sampling of a Facebook timeline or Twitter feed, to take the obvious examples, provides a prepackaged view of global politics. It is restrictive because we choose it to reflect our own pet subjects, groups, likes, and world interests. The lens is prejudiced to reflect our race, class, gender, sexuality, ideology, and affective positionality. We enter a social media world as many as 10 or 50 times a day that has ourselves as the center of the universe. This communication world is similar to an infant’s world: Someone else decides what we can see, what we can consume, what is that extra treat we can earn, if we are good: in social media terms, if we pay for it by reputational capital, or simply, if we spend enough money.

Publication: Social Media + Society (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

Pub Date: May 11, 2015 Doi:

Keywords: social media, political, subject (Plenty more sections and references in this research article)

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