Analysing “populist” narratives – what are the ethical and social implications?

With the rise of populist parties in Europe over the past few years, the question of populism has gained much interest from researchers seeking to better understand the specificity of the newly emerging political landscape, its causes and consequences, its actors, and the rhetoric accompanying it. However, the notion of populism itself is highly contested. […]

Social media and populism: Facebook’s challenges with political speech

PACE social media and populism e1564575367613

Facebook and other social networks’ attempts to diminish the influence of problematic political content online have had limited results so far. The challenge for such platforms is not to neatly sort political speech into legal/illegal, but to consider the way these platforms structure and support particular types of political communication. In an economy in which […]