Citizen Security and Social Media in Mexico"™s Public Sphere

Kristen Blandford, Rosemary D'Amour

Resumen


With the rise of drug-related violence in Mexico, Mexican citizens are
using social media to warn fellow citizens and promote intra-national
communication. This research focuses on the public sphere as it relates
to selected social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook and
blogs"”appropriate platforms because social media is transforming the
public sphere in Mexico, moving conversations from offline to online.
The researchers do not focus on one single social or political movement.
Instead, the focus is on the broader issue of citizen security in Mexico,
how it is being discussed in the public sphere, and how this is changing
the public sphere. With the increase in drug-related violence since 2006,
people are obtaining and sharing information about citizen security in
Mexico through information and communication technologies. Access
to social media (Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc.) is transforming the public
sphere as various sectors (civil society, media and the government) figure
out how to engage people and create niche networks on these various
platforms. The decentralized nature of citizen security and disruptions
in traditional communication channels are forcing citizens to seek
information and discuss these issues online.

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Drug violence, citizen security, social media networks, public

sphere, Mexico.


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ISSN: 2007-2678

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