Twitter, incivility, and presidential communication: A theoretical incursion into spectacle and power

  title={Twitter, incivility, and presidential communication: A theoretical incursion into spectacle and power},
  author={Lauren M. Bratslavsky and Nathan J. Carpenter and J. Zompetti},
  journal={Cultural Studies},
  pages={593 - 624}
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