The relationship between digital media and political engagement has been subject to intense interest in the field of media studies for the past several decades. Here, questions relating to connective and collective modes of action, affordances and the relationship between affect, materiality and engagement have been studied in particular in relation to movements with an overt activist character (e.g. Bennett and Segerberg 2014, Castells 2015, Highfield 2016). However, there is room for further exploration of the ways in which digital media have created new grounds for political protest.
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