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VVD, Tiktok, political parties on tiktok, Rutte

VVD on TikTok: Genuine connection or political stunt?

Article
Idhuna Pastoor
04/05/2020
15 minutes to read

When the Dutch political party the VVD joined TikTok, reactions varied. Can the VVD effectively reach the youth on TikTok? Or are they missing the point and creating a ludicrous image for themselves?

Elizabeth Warren and Facebook

Elizabeth Warren's battle against paid political speech

Article
Jelske van Es
28/01/2020
14 minutes to read

Since unregulated paid political advertising is still not banned from all social media platforms, Elizabeth Warren has become a central figure in the battle against this spread of misinformation to curtail its influence on the 2020 elections.

Marine Le Pen

Front National

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Marine Le Pen has been a member of Front National since she was eighteen years old. In 2011, Marine Le Pen became president of the party. Her self-proclaimed aim is to 'de-radicalize' the party. But is this only a metapolitical claim, or reality?

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.

Trumpism

Trump L’oeuil

Article
Michael Silverstein
08/02/2017
12 minutes to read

Mr. Trump continued to induce that “fired-up-and-ready-to-go” feeling, as had both then-Senator Obama in 2008 and Senator Sanders in the primaries.  And, according to Michael Silverstein, that made all the difference.

Donald Trump online

Paper
Asya Krusteva
01/11/2018
10 minutes to read

Donald Trump knows very well that mediated visibility can be used as a political instrument and weapon. So instead of trying to control this mediated visibility, he uses mediated controversy as his strategy.

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’.

Donald Trump American President?

Is Donald Trump a 'dangerous clown'?

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

In this first article on "Trump's Message", Ico Maly analyzes the negative messaging of the adversaries of Donald Trump.  He argues that the framing of Trump as a clown makes us blind to the power of his message.