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Today: Did the social media 'echo chamber' affect the parties

May 14th, 2015

Episode 360 of 1275 episodes

Did twitter hashtags such as #milifandom, #milibrand, and #jesuised create a lot of noise amongst the left wing commentariat – hiding the fact that activists were really just tweeting and retweeting to each other? Dr Richard Carr is a lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University's Labour History Research Unit & author of the book “One Nation Britain” and Professor Helen Margetts is Director of the Oxford Internet Institute.

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