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The Revolution Won’t Be Televised : The Internet, Information and Democracy

While traditional media are often accused of downgrading the quality
of information and political debates, the Internet is usually presented
as the leaven of a new democracy. Thanks to its functionalities it is said
to transform web surfers into enlightened citizens, to offer real discussion
forums and to establish a direct dialogue, without any interference,
between the government and the governed. However, does
such a vision of a democracy revitalized through the power of technology
correspond to the political usage of the Internet over the past ten
years ? The article tries to answer this question on the basis of the
various surveys and studies realized in France and abroad about this


Référence électonique : Thierry VEDEL, "The Revolution Won’t Be Televised : The Internet, Information and Democracy", Pouvoirs, revue française d’études constitutionnelles et politiques, n°119, 119 - La démocratie sous contrôle médiatique, p.41-54 . Consulté le 2021-10-21 17:29:11 . URL : https://www.revue-pouvoirs.fr/The-Revolution-Won-t-Be-Televised.html