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Social Media and Political Organizing: “Slacktivism” or Game-Changer?

Episode first aired on 9/29/2012

Lewis Friedland, a professor and director of the Center for Communication and Democracy at UW-Madison, and Michael Xenos, associate professor of communication science at UW-Madison, discuss the role that social media plays in political organizing these days. Used across the political spectrum and by a range of age groups, social media has become a growing force in American politics.