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date: 21 September 2020

networked public sphere (online public sphere) 

A Dictionary of Social Media

Daniel Chandler,

Rod Munday

Transnational online spaces in which *networked publics engage in public discourse, social discussion, and political debate, and which are arguably less subject to censorship and control and potentially open to wider democratic participation and dialogue than in the traditional public sphere dominated by the mass media. Digital networks are frequently seen as facilitating more decentralized and more distributed relational structures, and a many-to-many flow of news, information, and ideas (though ... ...

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