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Republic.com 2.0

Author: Cass R Sunstein
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2007.
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"What happens to democracy and free speech if people use the Internet to create echo chambers--to listen and speak only to the like-minded? What is the democratic benefit of the Internet's unlimited choices if citizens narrowly limit the information they receive, creating ever-smaller niches and fragmenting the shared public conversation on which democracy depends? Cass Sunstein first asked these questions before  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cass R Sunstein
ISBN: 9780691133560 0691133565 9781282754591 1282754599
OCLC Number: 85783329
Description: xiii, 251 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The daily me --
An analogy and an ideal --
Polarization and cybercascades --
Social glue and spreading information --
Citizens --
Blogs --
What's regulation? a plea --
Freedom of speech --
Policies and proposals --
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