Information technologies as a production resource of youth protest virtualization
- 10.2991/ismge-19.2019.34How to use a DOI?
- information technologies, virtualization, protest, protest activity, youth
Socio-political instability and the complication of political reality stimulate protest moods and actions, especially among young people. The rapid development of the information and communication sphere, the availability of information technologies and digital communications led to the emergence of innovative forms of protest activity among young people. Information technologies are becoming a production resource through which policy is virtualized and the youth community is included in the media space. Thanks to the active work in social networks, the youth blocs manage to ensure a broad connection with their like-minded people, who often mobilize its resource potential for criticizing the government and oppositional demarches for narrow selfish interest. In other words, social media can be a real tool for the radicalization of modern youth and for activating their social energy on the path of destructive social and political transformations. As a rule, young users of Internet resources as active subjects of politics are attracted by anonymity, freedom of action. As a result, flash mobs, happenings, performances as innovative forms of radical protest against the government are gaining popularity among young people. In the end, policy virtualization complicates the process of neutralizing the radical moods of young people, which can lead to new challenges in the system of ensuring the information security of society and the state.
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TY - CONF AU - Elena Vladimirovna Efanova PY - 2019/07 DA - 2019/07 TI - Information technologies as a production resource of youth protest virtualization BT - Proceedings of the 1st International Scientific Practical Conference "The Individual and Society in the Modern Geopolitical Environment" (ISMGE 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 173 EP - 176 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ismge-19.2019.34 DO - 10.2991/ismge-19.2019.34 ID - Efanova2019/07 ER -