Are digital platforms potential drivers of the populist vote? A comparative analysis of France, Germany and Italy

  title={Are digital platforms potential drivers of the populist vote? A comparative analysis of France, Germany and Italy},
  author={Lorenzo Mosca and Mario Quaranta},
  journal={Information, Communication \& Society},
  pages={1441 - 1459}
ABSTRACT Populist parties are often argued to be very skilled in using digital media to attract supporters and strengthen linkages with their followers. However, only rarely has research shown this linkage empirically. This study explores whether arguments about the relation between digital platforms and populist voting can be substantiated using comparative survey data in France, Germany and Italy. Digital media include a variety of online platforms that can affect populist vote in different… 
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