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Haley Vermeer Nadene Trowse English 105 10/16/2019 Summary of The Networked Young Citizen; Social media, Political Participation, and Civic Engagement In “The Networked Young Citizen: Social Media, Political Participation, and Civic Engagement” Brain D Loader et al. discuss the future engagement of young citizens from all cultural and economic backgrounds, during a time where a negative correlation is observed between persuasion of perspectives by the media, and social and political participation. Loader et al. focuses on ideas that have shown that change is needed in order to re-stabilize the democratic system through the younger generation, through three important ideas spread throughout the article, persuasion, participation, and engagement. Loader et al. illustrates how social media has become an excellent way to use persuasion tactics to entice voters, particularly younger voters. Loader et al. quotes a celebrity actor Russell Brand, in an interview done on a late-night show, where Brand discloses that he has never and will never vote. Loader et al. uses it as evidence in support to which young voters hearing Brand’s reasoning may be easily persuaded into not voting. Brand in his small quote, gives valid reason and thought as to why he doesn’t vote and to why he believes others with similar perspectives shouldn’t either. However, Loader et al. dives into how the internet is the place where most young voters retrieve their information and obtain their political views, intertwined around the influencers they choose to follow. Loader et al. discuss the importance of recognizing and working around it to ensure that the facts and perspectives they are reading are all true and sane, in the sense that it isn’t purely opinion, religion or bias based, having some truth and fact to
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them. Along with Loader et al’s. article, another article by Emily Vraga et al. compares the influence of parental perspectives to social media perspectives and how they shape young voters’ mindsets and attitude towards voting. Vraga et al. look’s upon how the views on political
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