The Influence of Social Network on Youth Political Expression

Chengping CHEN


With the development of new media technology, social network has increasingly become a platform of the youth for emotional communication and ideological expression. It has gradually evolved into the main channel for political expressions of the youth and has changed the discourse system of online political discussions. Although social media has improved the youth’s ability to participate in the administration and discussion of state affairs, it has also led to some problems. Therefore, it is important to let social network have positive effects on the youth’s political expression, as well as the avoiding or amelioration of its negative effects. Then, the dissatisfaction from the youth can be eliminated, and social instability factors might be reduced.


Social network; The youth; Political expression; Social influence

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