Liam McCloughlin, Stephen Ward, Rachel Gibson & Rosalynd Southern. https://doi.org/10.3233/IP-190140. This paper examines the structure of Twitter communication networks between MPs during the 2016 EU Referendum campaign. In particular, the research examines the impact of Twitter in two dimensions: (1) how far social media might facilitate inter-party linkages thus eroding traditional … [Read more...]
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Facebook affordances and citizen engagement during elections: European political parties and their benefit from online strategies?
Karolina Koc-Michalska, Darren G. Lilleker, Tomasz Michalski, Rachel Gibson, and Jan M. Zajac. https://doi.org/10.1080/19331681.2020.1837707 This paper examines how Facebook is used by political parties during elections to extend or accelerate their reach within the electorate and how successful these efforts are. Specifically, we compare the content and style of parties’ Facebook posts during the … [Read more...]