digital populism

Digital Populism

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The Editors
17/02/2020

Populism is again talk of the town. Brexit, Trump, Flemish Interest and Salvini have all been awarded with the label. But what exactly is populism and how has populism changed in the digital era? 

Digital populism

Debates on populism and diversity

The monolingual bias in studies on populism

Column
Juan Eduardo Bonnin
06/02/2020
4 minutes to read

Scholarly articles written in English about populism often forget linguistic and discursive diversity.  Drawing from a monolingual tradition, they tend to overlook linguistic and discursive diversity in the political processes they study.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's populism and relatability

Article
Nikoletta Georgiou
17/02/2020
12 minutes to read

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest congresswoman ever to be elected and a rising political star. This article analyses her "relatable" media presence with regard to how it boosts her continuously growing influence.

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The Amazon fires as talking to Bolsonaro

Article
Daniel Silva
10/10/2019
16 minutes to read

According to Daniel Silva, the Amazon Fires can best be considered as political talk: as digitally formatted practices trying to communicate with Bolsonaro. 

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Ico Maly on algorithmic populism in Babylon's Burning

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The Editors
20/06/2019

Babylon is Burning has invited Ico Maly (Tilburg University) in the studio to talk about what he calls 'algorithmic populism' and activism in the digital age. How has digitalization affected politics and activism? 

The algorithmic populism of Matteo Salvini

Paper
Serena Guerra
29/05/2019
13 minutes to read

This article analyses the communication and social media strategy of the Italian populist leader Matteo Salvini. How does he and his party use social media to create a community, spread anger and get consensus. Read this article to find out!

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Algorithmic populism and algorithmic activism

Article
Ico Maly
26/11/2019
12 minutes to read

Digitalization gave birth to a new kind of populism: algorithmic populism. Algorithmic populism cannot be understood without taking the uptake and algorithmic activism in particular into account.

Trumps Tweetopoetics

Column
Jan Blommaert
17/01/2020
6 minutes to read

Trump speaks in tweets. But his tweets are made for speaking too.

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Populist Pauline Hanson – Trump’s Australian Alter-ego?

Article
Adam Lorkin
17/09/2018
12 minutes to read

The discourses of Trump and other right wing populists are not new, nor exceptional. In Australia, Pauline Hanson articulates this right wing populist voice.

The algorithmic populism of Alice Weidel

Article
Karlijn Raaijmakers
08/11/2018
10 minutes to read

Technical developments and the growth of social media have caused politicians to start using social media as a tool for their political campaigns. This is also the case for Alice Weidel: the leader of the AfD. What are the consequences?

Marine Le Pen

Marine Le Pen: 'Vive la France'!

Article
Irene de Groot
10/02/2020
13 minutes to read

In this article, Le Pen's image, the issues she discusses and her online media presence will be analyzed, in order to see what type of politician she truly is.

'Au nom du peuple!': Marine Le Pen's message on social media

Article
Irene de Groot
21/03/2018
8 minutes to read

As is the case with most politicians nowadays, Marine Le Pen is active on social media platforms. This article zooms in on the message she tries to bring across with her social media usage.

Trump, the celebrity-businessman and vox populism

Article
Ico Maly
17/10/2016
11 minutes to read

In this second article on Trump's message, Ico Maly analyzes Donald Trump's "bragging-message machine". Winning elections is not about how well informed or intelligent a candidate is, it’s about ‘Message’.