When populists become popular: comparing Facebook use by the right-wing movement Pegida and German political parties

@article{Stier2017WhenPB,
  title={When populists become popular: comparing Facebook use by the right-wing movement Pegida and German political parties},
  author={S. Stier and Lisa Posch and Arnim Bleier and M. Strohmaier},
  journal={Information, Communication & Society},
  year={2017},
  volume={20},
  pages={1365 - 1388}
}
  • S. Stier, Lisa Posch, +1 author M. Strohmaier
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • Information, Communication & Society
  • ABSTRACT Previous research has acknowledged the use of social media in political communication by right-wing populist parties and politicians. Less is known, however, about its pivotal role for right-wing social movements which rely on personalized messages to mobilize supporters and challenge the mainstream party system. This paper analyzes online political communication by the right-wing populist movement Pegida and German political parties. We investigate to which extent parties attract… CONTINUE READING
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