THE INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON POLITICAL CULTURE IN NIGERIA: A POLITICAL PERCEPTION OF STATE ASSEMBLY MEMBERS FROM 2015 ELECTIONS TO DATEYusuf Mamman
This study is therefore aimed at examining the influence of Social Media usage on politics in Nigeria with a specific interest in the perception of State Assembly members from 2015 general election to date. The study will employ a survey and interview method of data collection from the selected state assemblies. It is expected that the outcome of this study will reveal two opposite perceptions of the members. Those whose perception of Social Media is positive believing that Social Media enhance political development and those who believed that Social Media is just an instrument of political blackmailing and dissemination of fake news and lies against political opponent through the use of text, pictures, audios and videos.