OPINION - Jonas De Meulenaere about local Facebook groups


Researcher Jonas De Meulenaere wrote an opinion piece about local Facebook groups. He stated that they may indeed be the site for people to complain or where neighborly feuds escalate. Although these conflicts may fit dominant media frames and gather attention easily, it is wrong to dismiss these groups as inherently polarizing. Rather, they are conducive to local social cohesion and solidarity, making them valuable for local governments to invest in.

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