The Use of Twitter in the Danish EP Elections 2014

Authored by: Jakob Linaa Jensen , Jacob Ørmen , Stine Lomborg

The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics

Print publication date:  December  2015
Online publication date:  December  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138860766
eBook ISBN: 9781315716299
Adobe ISBN: 9781317506560


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This chapter analyses the use of Twitter in the Danish election campaign for the European Parliament 2014. It is among the first attempts to analyse political use of Twitter in Denmark, as well as among the first studies of nationally based social media communication in a wider context of a transnational political event, the European Parliament (EP) election of 2014. How and to what extent is the EP election discussed on Twitter among Danish parliament candidates, voters, and other actors? Who are the dominant actors and which discussion patterns and networks are established? Employing descriptive measures and network analysis of the conversation structure, we identify central actors to the Danish portion of this election, leading us to a qualitative analysis of the dialogue and content characterising the debate surrounding two important, yet different, candidates.

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