Emotions, moods and hyperreality: social media and the stock market during the first phase of COVID-19 pandemic

  title={Emotions, moods and hyperreality: social media and the stock market during the first phase of COVID-19 pandemic},
  author={Arianna Lazzini and Simone Lazzini and Federica Balluchi and Marco Mazza},
  journal={Accounting, Auditing \& Accountability Journal},
PurposeThis paper aims to expand the emerging literature on COVID-19 and the financial markets by searching for a relationship between the uncertainty of the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic experienced through social media and the extreme volatility of the Italian stock market.Design/methodology/approachThe authors analyze the relationship between social media and stock market trends during the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic through the lens of social theory and Baudrillard's… 

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