About: Andrew Keen

Selfie at the European Parliament [European Parliament]
Digital 14-04-2014

Social media favours eurosceptics in EU elections

Many European politicians have mapped out social media strategies to win votes in the upcoming European election. But critics argue that politicians should not assume that they will be able reach the average citizen, warning that social media tends to favour populist politicians.
Andrew Keen [The Next Web Photos]
Digital 03-04-2014

Tech entrepreneur: ‘EU politics is the ultimate social media turnoff’

“People here will tell you that social media is democratic. It is not: social media is incapable of building new structures for democracy.” Andrew Keen stunned the audience at a conference on Wednesday (2 April), which dealt with social media use in European political campaigning. He explains his views to EURACTIV.