What role does Facebook play in the Italian elections? Three observations

The Internet plays a major role in the turbulent election campaign in Italy. In this blog post, Paul-Jasper Dittrich analyzes three related phenomena: low confidence in established media and new forms of media usage, actors who, like Matteo Salvini, rely on polarization in social networks and the M5S movement as a party that puts the Internet at the center of its Ideology, organization and communication.

Paul-Jasper Dittrich is Advisor at the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development, he formally worked for the Jacques Delors Centre.

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