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For one, social media has revolutionized the way politicians connect with constituents.Aside from helping politicians reach a new audience, social media has also helps them connect with longtime supporters differently.Not all politicians have an easy time getting the media to report on them, Mikhael added.The same is true for social media and can be important for those whose day-to-day work doesn't necessarily court controversy.But while social media can lend a boost to such politicians, as well as to those just starting off, it can also backfire. Twitter spats don't just erupt between politicians.Sometimes politicians and citizens spar, in many cases ending with officials blocking users.Melki said. He added that politicians could engage with users instead of blocking them.
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