Understanding the barriers to online participation

with Martina Novotná

12 Dec 2023 | Media and Communication

Martina Novotná (Masaryk University, Czech Republic) discusses barriers to participation in online discussions on social media. This conversation focuses on two topics: the Covid-19 pandemic and the Russo-Ukrainian War, as we explore the role that the negativity of these online discussions has on participation.

Episode based on the article

Barriers to Participation in Polarized Online Discussions About Covid-19 and the Russo-Ukrainian War
By Martina Novotná, Alena Macková, Karolína Bieliková, and Patrícia Rossini
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About the Speaker

Martina Novotná is a PhD candidate at the Department of Media Studies and Journalism at Masaryk University. Her research focuses on online political expressions and interactions, emphasizing the role of cross-cutting discussions, polarization, incivility, and intolerance.