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What about those outside the ‘Westminster Bubble’ who don’t want their social media ‘highjacked’?

The UK needs a purpose-built platform to allow a new culture of politics online - according to a report published by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and Demos.

 ‘Signal and Noise’ claims that society, and by default, elected representatives are increasingly influenced by social media.  Whilst this potentially presents vast new opportunities for MPs, it also presents fundamental challenges as existing social media platforms are not tailored to politics.

With some MPs struggling to handle the levels of abuse they receive online, while others avoid social media altogether, the current situation is unsatisfactory for politicians and citizens alike.
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BCS:  Technology needed to transform politics on social media

Centre for Analysis of Social Media - Demos

How politicians are learning from social media | Society ... - BCS

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