The ‘real deal’: Strategic authenticity, politics and social media

Georgia Gaden, Delia Dumitrica

Abstract


In this paper we explore what the notion of ‘authenticity’ stands for in contemporary discourses about social media. In particular, we question whether some of the discourses around authenticity on social media share the same ethical commitment to a democratic recognition of and engagement with the Other that early modern philosophical accounts argued for.


Keywords


authenticity, social media, politics, instrumental communication

Full Text:

HTML


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v20i1.4985



A Great Cities Initiative of the University of Illinois at Chicago University Library.

© First Monday, 1995-2017. ISSN 1396-0466.