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Social Media and the Umbrella Movement: Insurgent Public Sphere in Formation

Author(s): Paul S.N. Lee, Clement Y.K. So, Louis Long

In: Chinese Journal of Communication (Routledge Journal), Vol 8, No 4, 2015, pp. 356-375

The authors from the Chinese University of Hong Kong interviewed a random sample of 1011 to assess the role of social media in the Umbrella Movement. They found a positive correlation between support for the movement and reliance on social media for news and that this group also distrusted the Hong Kong authorities, the police and Chinese Government.

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