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Advocacy groups use Twitter to build policy narratives featuring heroes, villains and victims.

Gupta, Kuhika, Ripberger, Joseph T. and Wehde, Wesley (2017) Advocacy groups use Twitter to build policy narratives featuring heroes, villains and victims. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (14 Feb 2017). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Until recently for advocacy groups, influencing public opinion meant press releases, newspaper articles and emails. Now, social media gives such groups the ability to advocate much more widely and at lower cost. In new research, Kuhika Gupta, Joseph T. Ripberger, and Wesley Wehde look at how opposing advocacy groups construct narratives via social media. They find that pro and anti-nuclear groups used individual tweets to construct policy narratives featuring heroes, villains and victims.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 13:33
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 17:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69699

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