Informational Sources Social Media Use and Race in the Flint Michigan Water Crisis
Day, A., O’Shay-Wallace, S., Seeger, M., et al. (2019). Informational Sources, Social Media Use, and Race in the Flint, Michigan, Water Crisis. Communication Studies. 70(3).
The authors studied how race affected how people obtained information during the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. They found that African American participants favored receiving information through their interpersonal networks and were more likely to get information on Instagram.