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Bitzer on Haley's Use of Social Media as a Political Tool

August 06, 2012

Category: Faculty, Politics

BitzerCatawba College professor of politics and political expert Dr. J. Michael Bitzer was featured in a recent article from The Post and Courier discussing South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley's increased use of social media as her go-to political tool.

Bitzer says Haley's social media posts allow her to bypass traditional media and "speak directly to her people."


"I think if you look at the number of comments that she gets in return, she (mainly) speaks to her constituency," he said.

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