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Studia Medioznawcze Media Studies 1 (72) 2018


The use of news media in political discussions on Facebook

Paweł Matuszewski
(Zakład Socjologii Polityki w Instytucie Politologii Uniwersytetu Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego w Warszawie/Department of Sociology of Politics, Institute of Political Science, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw)

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This article aims to show how the users of Facebook use the news media in the internet discussions. According to the main hypothesis, fan pages’ members prefer the information published by the media ideologically close to their parties, and discriminate the others. However, the research material (c.a. 36.5 thousand links to news media which fans used since September 2015 to February 2017) suggest that on political fan pages, users refer to a variety of sources.


echo chambers, filtering bubbles, Facebook, news media, fan pages, belief polarization


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