Social media and Umbrella Movement: insurgent public sphere in formation
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AbstractThe study examines the role of social media during the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong that lasted from September to December 2014. By interviewing a random sample of 1011 respondents over the telephone before the end of the Umbrella Movement, it was found that social media had become an insurgent public sphere (IPS) in the protest movement. Data showed that acquisition of political news through social media was related positively to support for the Umbrella Movement and adversely with satisfaction and trust of established political authorities, including the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government, the Hong Kong police, and the Chinese central government. The insurgent public sphere role of social media, its implications, and likely development vis-a-vis the state and the market are discussed.
All Author(s) ListLee PSN, So CYK, Leung L
Journal nameChinese Journal of Communication
Detailed description[SSCI].
Volume Number8
Issue Number4
Pages356 - 375
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsinsurgent public sphere; net generation; political news acquisition; social media; umbrella movement
Web of Science Subject CategoriesCommunication

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