Marija Andreeva
Marija Andreeva was born on 29.04.1989 in Skopje. She obtained both her Bachelor's and Master of Arts Degree in Political Science at the Law Faculty at the ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. Her M.A Thesis was on the topic: Electoral Engineering in Republic of Macedonia: Lessons (Un)Learned. Currently she is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the Law Faculty at the ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. Her PhD thesis is titled: The Influence of Political Dialogue on Political Culture: The Study of the Macedonian Case. Ms. Andreeva works as a project coordinator in the OHRID Institute for Economic Strategies and International Affairs. She is also a trainer, expert and educator in topics such as: human rights and hate speech. Ms. Andreeva has an extensive experience in developing programs and projects aimed at improving the state of human rights, democracy and preventing hate speech.
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Journal of Liberty and International Affairs | Vol. 5, No. 2 | September 2019
Marija Andreeva
The influence of social networks is growing intensely. They do not only influence only certain aspects of our lives, but they also influence political participation and political culture. In recent years, this influence has been very notable. We have seen a change of policies as a result of pressure, a lot of significant political movements started via social networks. This paper concentrates on the influence of social networks on political participation and political culture. The paper tries to foresee the future implications and the intertwining of social networks and political culture and political participation. It also gives conclusions for the past, present and future implications and it gives a comparison between political participation before and after the rise of social networks. It also analyses the positive and negative implications that social network could have on political participation.
Social Networks; Social Media; Political Culture; Political Participation; Fake News

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