Turning 'likes' into votes
Turning 'likes' into votesCan social media determine Ghana's next president?
A candidate they call "The Facebook president," another who trended worldwide on Twitter, and a third who is speaking directly to voters via Google hangout. With only 10% internet penetration in a country with more than 14 million registered voters, what role will social media play in Ghana's upcoming presidential election? And will online support for the candidates translate into offline votes?
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:
Papa Kwesi Nduom @pknduom
Presidential candidate, Progressive People's Party
Professor, American University
American University faculty page
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