Social Media as a Tool to Promote the Political Participation among Youth


  • Viktorya Melkonyan Yerevan State University


Social media, Politics, Youth political participation, Traditional media, Facebook, Civil society


With the development of the Internet and communication technologies, the world has acquired an important communication tool in the face
of social media, which is increasingly used in political context too. The tendency of the mass usage of social media from the political perspective is a growing one in Armenia as more and more people, especially young people, are engaged in online communication via Facebook due to the effectiveness and easy implementation. This has generated a huge need to conduct social media analyses by collecting, monitoring, and summarizing the activities of young people, online news portals, and political figures on Facebook to uncover the possible influences of social media on the process of creating a political attitude. The article discusses the negative and positive influences of social media on political behavior and political participation of young people in Armenia

Author Biography

Viktorya Melkonyan, Yerevan State University

PhD-Student of the Chair of Theory and History of Political Science of YSU. Address: 0025, Yerevan, Alex Manoogian 1, E-mail:




How to Cite

Melkonyan, Viktorya. 2019. “Social Media As a Tool to Promote the Political Participation Among Youth”. Bulletin of Yerevan University D: International Relations and Political Sciences 10 (3 (30):28-39.



Political science