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Virality and information flow

Virality and information flow

Prof. Karin Nahon

What is it about social media that has enabled it to become such a major tool in the dissemination of hateful content and in the spread of incitement and intolerance, including antisemitism?


  • Albarran, Alan B., ed., The Social Media Industries (New York: Routledge, 2013).

  • Beyer, Jessica L., Expect Us: Online Communities and Political Mobilization (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).

  • Highfield, Tim, Social Media and Everyday Politics (Cambridge, UK: Polity, 2016).

  • Nahon, Karin and Jeff Hemsley, Going Viral (Cambridge, UK: Polity, 2013).

  • Nahon, Karine and Jeff Hemsley, “Homophily in the Guise of Cross-Linking: Political Blogs and Content,” American Behavioral Scientist, vol. 58, no. 10 (2014), pp. 1294 – 1313.

  • Nahon, Karine, “Where there is Social Media, there is Politics,” in Axel Bruns, Gunn Enli, Eli Skogerbø, Anders Olof Larsson and Christian Christensen, eds., The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics (New York: Routledge, 2016), pp. 39 – 55.

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