The ‘real deal’: Strategic authenticity, politics and social media

Georgia Gaden, Delia Dumitrica


In this paper we explore what the notion of ‘authenticity’ stands for in contemporary discourses about social media. In particular, we question whether some of the discourses around authenticity on social media share the same ethical commitment to a democratic recognition of and engagement with the Other that early modern philosophical accounts argued for.


authenticity, social media, politics, instrumental communication

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