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Election Insights 2018 — MIT historian Jennifer Light on New Media and Youth Political Engagement: “Young people in the U.S. of all ages, including those too young to vote, have been making political media for at least the past 150 years.”

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“Although discussions about youth and new media tend to assume that it is something about the technology itself that is responsible for political and social changes, in fact, the political possibilities associated with contemporary media are highly contingent upon societal power structures.”

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