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If Twitter is the medium of the underdog, are the ‘reluctant Remainers’ poised to bite?

Cram, Laura and Llewellyn, Clare (2016) If Twitter is the medium of the underdog, are the ‘reluctant Remainers’ poised to bite? LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (22 Jun 2016). Website.

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Abstract

What can Twitter tell us about the views of the electorate ahead of the UK’s EU referendum? Based on an extensive analysis of Twitter usage in the months leading up to the vote, Laura Cram and Clare Llewellyn illustrate that while Leave supporters continue to have a much more visible presence on Twitter, this balance has shifted with pro-Remain tweets becoming more frequent in the latter stages of the campaign. This could indicate the presence of silent or ‘reluctant’ Remain supporters that have the potential to influence the final outcome of the vote.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 14:14
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2020 00:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70450

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