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Do you think that collective deliberation and participation in online debates increase one's political awareness?

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Katriina
Do you think that collective deliberation and participation in online debates increase one's political awareness?
marinakli
Yes, I believe that the

Yes, I believe that the participation in online debates increase one's political awareness. However, it is essential for the user to know if his/her opinion is taking into consideration by the official stakeholders.

Katriina
The problem is that there's a

The problem is that there's a lot of opinions flying around, lots of hearsay and semi-truths - it really asks for media reading skills to be able to make some sense of the deliberations. But I think it's in any case eye-opening, to see all the diferent views that can be had. Also, all officials should be following (or, let's face it - someone is following it for them) the deliberations as well to have a clue of what people think and what they are talking and concerned about. Wheter or not they can make the right conclusions about these discussions is another thing..