The Social Media as Means for Self-Expression Against Social Injustice and Agigitation in Nigeria

Authors

  • John Ayodele Oyewole Department of Mass Communication, Faculty of the Social Sciences, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54536/ajahs.v3i3.2911

Keywords:

Social Media, Social Responsibility, Agitation, Freedom of Expression

Abstract

This work strives to know the place of social media in social assertiveness. The research method is survey. The study uses convenience sampling to select 50 undergraduate students from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko. The findings of the study indicate that the majority of the respondents adopt Facebook and WhatsApp as major social media platforms for expressing their disgust and grievances against social ills and unfavorable government policies. It is also discovered from the study that the majority of the respondents do not expect agents of the government to care about their voices but still find a bit of relief from expressing their grievances through social media. The study concludes that, in spite of this position, the social media remain an escape avenue and means of social assertiveness for the governed.

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Published

2024-07-08

How to Cite

Oyewole, J. A. (2024). The Social Media as Means for Self-Expression Against Social Injustice and Agigitation in Nigeria. American Journal of Arts and Human Science, 3(3), 94–100. https://doi.org/10.54536/ajahs.v3i3.2911