Twitter as arena for the authentic outsider: exploring the social media campaigns of Trump and Clinton in the 2016 US presidential election

@article{Enli2017TwitterAA,
  title={Twitter as arena for the authentic outsider: exploring the social media campaigns of Trump and Clinton in the 2016 US presidential election},
  author={G. Enli},
  journal={European Journal of Communication},
  year={2017},
  volume={32},
  pages={50 - 61}
}
  • G. Enli
  • Published 2017
  • Political Science
  • European Journal of Communication
  • In the 2016 US presidential election campaign, social media platforms were increasingly used as direct sources of news, bypassing the editorial media. With the candidates’ millions of followers, Twitter has become a platform for mass communication and the candidate’s main online information channel. Likewise, social media has provided a platform for debating and critiquing the mainstream media by the campaigns and their networks. This article discusses the Twitter strategies of the democratic… CONTINUE READING
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