The 2018 Italian election campaign viewed from Twitter
We have followed 1,579 candidates and tracked their Twitter conversations for two weeks now. Also, we collected 400,000 citizens’ retweets and replies to candidates’ tweets.
The Italian electoral campaign and the issue of immigration: a Twitter analysis in the aftermath of the Macerata attack
Interestingly enough, the presence of hashtags such as #itaexit and #noEU suggests a clear link – in the ‘national closure’ discourse – between anti-immigration and anti-European sentiment.
On the eve of the German elections, Alternative für Deutschland prevails on Twitter
Populist parties have a higher capacity to exploit digital arenas to boost and propagate their slogans and influence the political agenda. This should not be underestimated by mainstream political forces.