The Influence of social media on Turkish public opinion in relation to foreign affairs : a case study of the Russian plane crisis (2015)

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2017
Ersin, Özgün
This thesis focuses on explaining the influence of social media on public opinion in relation to foreign affairs and analyses the alternative consciousness, which is the confusion that social media and the internet create in people. With bans and other restrictions imposed by the Turkish government, the internet has increasingly been perceived as an effective field for opposition. Examining the reception, intepretation and dissemination of views and messages through Twitter about the shooting down the Russian fighter plane by the Turkish air forces near Syrian border in 2015, this thesis investigates to what extent the social media has become a novel platform to discuss various political issues and to produce alternative opinions and to what extent the social media merely has turned into another tool of propaganda to manipulate public opinion in Turkey
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Ö. Ersin, “The Influence of social media on Turkish public opinion in relation to foreign affairs : a case study of the Russian plane crisis (2015),” M.S. - Master of Science, 2017.