Social media, a platform for debate

With a large section of the internet accessing population connected to various social media online, it seems like the social media is here to stay. Hence, with people’s participation through social media increasing, the medium has given people a platform for debate and discourse.

In this context, speakers at the seminar on ‘Social media and its role in democracy’ felt citizens need to use social media effectively as a tool for participation in democracy.

The seminar, organised by the International Centre Goa in association with Media Information and Communication Centre of India (MIand Friedrich Ebert Stiftung – India (FES-India) saw the participation of over 100 students from various media colleges as well as informed citizens from various fields.

Bevinda Colaco, editor of a news website, said “social media is being increasingly used by politicians,” and went on to list some prominent politicians who had opened social networking profiles before the polls… Read more

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