Society and people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder: an analysis of message descriptors of social media

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The authors investigate the process of humanization of society in relation to people with autism spectrum disorders and its relationship with the reception of problems of this category of population by society. The authors based on the descriptors of messages in social media published in the digital media space. The article reveals the relationship between the content of messages in social media, as well as the tools of this type of media and the overall degree of humanization of society at both social and political levels. The typological features of such a social media tool as a hashtag, when covering the problems of people with autism spectrum disorders, as well as the impact of these features on the reception of messages on this topic by both domestic and English-speaking users are noted.


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Olga A. Vazhenina

South Ural State University (National Research University)

Author for correspondence.
Email: vazheninaoa@susu.ru
76 Lenina Ave, Chelyabinsk, 454080, Russian Federation

Candidate of Philology, Associate Professor of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, Journalism Department, Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities

Lidiya K. Lobodenko

South Ural State University (National Research University)

Email: lobodenkolk@susu.ru
76 Lenina Ave, Chelyabinsk, 454080, Russian Federation

Doctor of Philology, Director of the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, Professor of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications

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