Social Media and the Sit-in

Check out my interview with Epoch Times on the role social media played in the sit-in.

“Without platforms like Periscope and Facebook live, Americans may not have learned about—or witnessed—this political protest,” said Deana Rohlinger, professor of sociology at Florida State University.

“Democrats took advantage of the right technology at the right political moment. Support for gun control legislation is high in America and, given the recent tragedies, it is the right political moment for Democrats to push for change,” Rohlinger said.

Read more here.

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About Double take Sociology

I am a professor of sociology at Florida State University. I research (and write about) social movements, mass media and politics. My new book is "Abortion Politics, Mass Media, and Social Movements in America" (2015, Cambridge University Press). Be sure to visit my website at www.DeanaRohlinger.com!
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