Social media in particular creates a bubble for students. They listen only to views that are the same as theirs, they form peer groups around social media platforms, thus sealing the bubble even more, and they constantly have their views reinforced. Illustration: Craig Stephens

Hong Kong’s young democrats need some lessons on democracy

Kerry Kennedy says the uncivil behaviour displayed by students in the row over pro-independence posters on university campuses runs counter to democratic values such as tolerance, fairness and open-mindedness

Topic |   Hong Kong localism and independence

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Social media in particular creates a bubble for students. They listen only to views that are the same as theirs, they form peer groups around social media platforms, thus sealing the bubble even more, and they constantly have their views reinforced. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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