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Social media and political instability: some empirical evidence

Benjamin Fomba Kamga (), Dieu Ne Dort Talla Kokam () and Tii Nchofoung ()
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Benjamin Fomba Kamga: University of Yaounde 2 Soa
Dieu Ne Dort Talla Kokam: University of Dschang

Economics Bulletin, 2021, vol. 41, issue 2, 720-733

Abstract: We used a pooled cross-sectional time-series model with generalized least squares random-effects estimator to show that social media have a positive effect on political instability. The effect of social media on political instability is stronger and statistically significant for developing countries compared to developed countries where this effect is weak and statistically non-significant.

Keywords: Social media; Political instability; Facebook (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D1 D7 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021-04-09
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