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Project: Agenda setting in the networked public sphere. The role of social media in public debate during elections

project duration
01/01/13 – 31/10/17
abstract
This project investigates the impact of social media on public debate during elections by examining (1) how political elites use social media for online election campaigning; (2) how social media affect the communication flows and (power) relationships between politicians, journalists and citizens and (3) how social media influence the traditional news media agenda, and vice versa.