Digital politics

Bolsonaro, covid, covarde, coronavirus, corona, corona crisis, populism

When myths collide: Bolsonaro’s reaction to the coronavirus crisis

Article
Ulisses Sawczuk da Silva
30/04/2020
16 minutes to read

The article discusses processes of mythification employed to support Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro's controversial reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mainstream and "new" media work together in the construction of myths with political ends.

The Global New Right

File

The global new right is a fact. All of the world, we see the emergence of new right politicians, activists, intellectuals and movements. Interestingly, despite their nationalist agenda, they form a global network. 

Alternative for Germany (AFD)

File

In this file, differents aspects of AfD’s leader Alice Weidel, will be analysed, such as her image, message, support and resistance movements. The concepts of populism, enlightenment and anti-enlightenment will also be investigated.

Meme Alice Weidel from Alternative fur Deutschland as Pepe The Frog  in the meme war

AfD’s online movements: activism or slacktivism?

Article
Emily van der Veen
01/11/2018
15 minutes to read

This article provides a detailed and analytical look at online movements related to the AfD. It shows how these movements take action and what the results of these actions are.