Political Aspects of CMC. May 7 th. In-Class Activity Political Aspects of the Internet. Based on what we’ve discussed in class to date, what are some potential Utopian predictions about the Internet’s impact on politics?
1. Information Overload
2. Centralization of the Internet Democratizing Effects”
3. Centrality of commercial mass media to the Fourth Estate function.
4. Authoritarian countries can use filtering and monitoring to squelch Internet use
5. Digital Divide