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Title: Social media and umbrella movement: Insurgent public sphere in formation
Authors: Lee, Paul S. N. 
So, Clement Y. K. 
Prof. LEUNG Wing Chi, Louis 
Issue Date: 2015
Source: Chinese Journal of Communication, 2015, vol. 8(4), pp. 356-375.
Journal: Chinese Journal of Communication 
Abstract: The study examines the role of social media during the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong that lasted from September to December 2014. By interviewing a random sample of 1011 respondents over the telephone before the end of the Umbrella Movement, it was found that social media had become an insurgent public sphere (IPS) in the protest movement. Data showed that acquisition of political news through social media was related positively to support for the Umbrella Movement and adversely with satisfaction and trust of established political authorities, including the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government, the Hong Kong police, and the Chinese central government. The insurgent public sphere role of social media, its implications, and likely development vis-à-vis the state and the market are discussed.
Description: Open Access
Type: Peer Reviewed Journal Article
ISSN: 0747-5632
DOI: 10.1080/17544750.2015.1088874
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