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MPs believe social media has a negative impact on politics

Research shows MPs believe public attitude towards politicians is worse because of social media

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Vuelio commissioned research from MPs across the House of Commons to understand the importance of social media in public engagement. The survey was completed by 137 MPs between June and August 2019.

It found that MPs see face-to-face meetings and social media as the most important communication channels when engaging with constituents. However, when engaging with stakeholders (professionals that work in policy or the media), activities in parliament remain most important.

  • 81% of MPs believe that public attitude towards politicians has changed for the worse because of social media
  • 76% believe social media has made it difficult for the public to source credible information
  • 47% MPs believe social has improved the transparency of politicians

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