互联网降低了政治参与和各级参与的门槛:互联网为新的声音、观点和利益开辟了沟通渠道。这对政治参与产生了积极的影响，进一步促使新的参与者参与各种形式的决策。此外,互联网正在成为主要的新闻来源的人可以连接上网继续增加,越来越多的人享受的资源的可用性,帮助他们更好地与政治进程。此外，由于互联网为用户提供了政策、政府和政治方面的信息和数据池，他们被授权和鼓励在公民生活中发挥更有活力和活力的作用(Goniewicz, Lingas, and Hajek, 2013)。许多学术研究已经证明，获得更多信息的个人通常更具有政治和社会参与性，并且这种政治参与性在82%的病例中被发现和分析为积极的(Goniewicz, Lingas, and Hajek, 2013)。
因此，互联网加强民主和公共领域的主要方式之一是减少地方、州和国家各级政治参与和参与的进入障碍。互联网使政治对话更加强大:毫无疑问，互联网是加强政治对话的先驱。互联网有助于收集数据、组织信息、表达自我、组织和协调行动。此外，互联网强大到足以动员一个国家内难以接触或压迫的群体。它是公民与政府密切沟通、参与民主的媒介之一。它有助于人们了解民主国家的最新新闻和事件。总的来说，人们可以有效地沉浸在与民主有关的活动中。它有助于最大限度地提高投票率和提高对选举的认识。它帮助人们以更有效的方式分享他们对各种政治和民主问题的想法和观点(Goolsbee, and Zittrain, 1999)。
The Internet diminishes the barriers to entry to political involvement and participation at all levels: The Internet opens up channels of communication to new voices, opinions, as well as interests. This positively influences political participation which further pulls new participants to various forms of decision-making. In addition to this, the Internet is becoming a major source of news for anyone who can get connected and as access to the Internet continues to multiply, more and more people enjoy the availability of a great range of resources that help them associate with the political process in a better way. Also, since the Internet provides the users with pools of information and data on policy, government and politics, they are empowered and encouraged to play a more dynamic and vigorous role in the civic life (Goniewicz, Lingas, and Hajek, 2013). Many academic studies have proved that individuals with access to more information are usually more politically and civically engaged and this political engagement has been found and analysed to be a positive one in 82% of the cases (Goniewicz, Lingas, and Hajek, 2013).
Hence, one of the major ways by which the Internet enhances democracy and the public sphere is by diminishing the entry barriers to political involvement and participation at the local level, state level and national level.The Internet makes political dialogue stronger: No doubt, the Internet is a herald of an enhanced political dialogue. The Internet helps in collection of data, organizing information, expressing oneself, organizing and coordinating action. In addition, the Internet is powerful enough to mobilize difficult-to-reach or oppresses groups of people within a country. It is one of the mediums for the citizens to closely communicate with the government and participate in democracy. It facilitates the people to get to know about the latest news and events in their democracies. Overall, people can indulge in the activities related to the democracy effectively. It helps to maximize the voter turnout and grow awareness of elections. It helps people share their ideas and opinions on various issues of politics and democracy in a more productive way (Goolsbee, and Zittrain, 1999).