How can social media be used to increase political participation?

In this lesson, we will explore how social media is currently used to increase political participation. It considers a range of case studies including Marcus Rashford's free school meals campaign. Examples of political parties' use of social media are included to identify how social media can be an effective tool. The case study of Cambridge Analytica is used to investigate the potentially harmful impact of social media in relation to right to privacy.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.In which House do MPs vote on proposed government policy and laws?

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Q2.What is the name of the lobbies where MPs divide to vote?

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Q3.Which of the following arguments supports keeping digital voting in the House of Commons?

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Q4.Which of the following arguments supports the return to in person voting in the House of Commons?

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Q5.What is the role of the teller?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.In which House do MPs vote on proposed government policy and laws?

1/5

Q2.What is the name of the lobbies where MPs divide to vote?

2/5

Q3.Which of the following arguments supports keeping digital voting in the House of Commons?

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Q4.Which of the following arguments supports the return to in person voting in the House of Commons?

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Q5.What is the role of the teller?

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How can social media be used to improve political participation?

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Q1.Which Manchester United footballer used social media in a campaign about Free School Meals?

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Q2.On average, how many minutes does a person spend on social media a day?

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Q3.Which human right from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights did we consider in relation to data protection?

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Q4.True or False; Short clips from the government and political parties on social media are enough to gain enough understanding on political issues

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Q5.True or False; Cambridge Analytica's use of personal information showed us that we do not have to worry about data protection or our right to privacy in relation to social media

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How can social media be used to improve political participation?

Assess what you learnt in your lesson today by completing the quiz below. Don't forget to click 'get your score' at the end. Good luck!

Q1.Which Manchester United footballer used social media in a campaign about Free School Meals?

1/5

Q2.On average, how many minutes does a person spend on social media a day?

2/5

Q3.Which human right from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights did we consider in relation to data protection?

3/5

Q4.True or False; Short clips from the government and political parties on social media are enough to gain enough understanding on political issues

4/5

Q5.True or False; Cambridge Analytica's use of personal information showed us that we do not have to worry about data protection or our right to privacy in relation to social media

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Lesson summary: How can social media be used to increase political participation?

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