What is the latent function of the use of the internet?
To stop any face to face interaction.
A latent function is an unintentional function. The manifest function of college would be to educate young adults, prepare them for the work force, instill leadership and social qualities, teach them to cope with stress and important deadlines. The latent function could include introducing students to underage drinking, illegal drugs, cheating on exams, racism, rape culture, etc.
The manifest function of political institution was that politicians will be able to make the people obey at them whether they like it or not because they have the power and control, while the latent function was there's a tendency to let the politicians destroy their reputation once they do something that is not relevant to people.