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Wired | 11.27.16

Want an Election Escape? The Internet Doesn’t Work Like That

Emily Dreyfuss

D&S affiliate Angèle Christin was quoted in this Wired piece discussing the pervasiveness of election news online.

In that process, such conversations start to invade “social areas that are usually sheltered from heated political discussions,” says Angèle Christin, professor of communication at Stanford. She says social media, including seemingly anodyne environments like a parenting forum, actually accentuate the problem because they blend the private and public.

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