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Political conversations on Facebook: The participation of politicians and citizens

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Political conversations on Facebook : The participation of politicians and citizens. / Sørensen, Mads P.

I: Media, Culture & Society, Bind 38, Nr. 5, 2016, s. 664-685.

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Sørensen, Mads P. / Political conversations on Facebook : The participation of politicians and citizens. I: Media, Culture & Society. 2016 ; Bind 38, Nr. 5. s. 664-685.

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