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The role of Twitter in the 2016 US election

The role of Twitter in the 2016 US election

Sisco, Tauna S., editor; Lucas, Jennifer C., editor; Galdieri, Christopher J., editor

While much attention has already been paid to Trump's use of Twitter as a phenomenon-how it helps drive news cycles, distracts attention from other matters, or levies attacks against rivals, the news media, and other critics-there has been little scholarly analysis of the impact Twitter played in the actual election. This book assembles six chapters by respected and emerging scholars in political science and communication to produce a first sustained look at Twitter's role in the 2016 US Presidential Election. While much attention has already been paid to Trump's use of Twitter as a phenomenon-how it helps drive news cycles, distracts attention from other matters, or levies attacks against rivals, the news media, and other critics-there has been little scholarly analysis of the impact Twitter played in the actual election. These chapters apply an impressive diversity of theoretical explanations and methodological approaches to explore how this new technology shaped an American election, and what impact it could have in the future

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Published Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017

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Statement of responsibility: edited by Christopher J. Galdieri, Jennifer C. Lucas, Tauna S. Sisco
ISBN: 3319689819, 9783319689814
Physical Description: 121 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Subject: Political science & theory; Online social networks Political aspects United States.; Political structures: democracy; United States of America, USA; Presidents United States Election 2016.; United States Politics and government 2009-2017.; Media studies; Elections Technological innovations.; Politics and Government.; Twitter.; Politics & government; Elections & referenda
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9783319689807