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Communications patterns and power dynamics in the digital public sphere: a case study of the conversation about Minimum Living Income on Twitter

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dc.contributor.author Pérez-Altable, Laura
dc.contributor.author Serrano-Tellería, Ana
dc.date.accessioned 2023-06-16T06:15:50Z
dc.date.available 2023-06-16T06:15:50Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Pérez-Altable L, Serrano-Telleria A. Communications patterns and power dynamics in the digital public sphere: a case study of the conversation about Minimum Living Income on Twitter. Eur Public Soc Innov Rev. 2021;6(1):1-15. DOI: 10.31637/epsir.21-1.1
dc.identifier.issn 2529-9824
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/57186
dc.description.abstract In 2020, in the midst of the first wave of the pandemic, the Spanish Government approved the implementation of the Minimum Living Income, a non-contributory benefit under the Spanish social security system that guarantees a minimum income for those in need of one. Drawing on previous work of Stefania Vicari et al. (2018) about the use of political hashtag publics and counter-visuality on the Italian Twittersphere, we analysed patterns of communication among users on Twitter. Thus, this paper contributes to existing research on the deliberative process within the digital sphere, with a particular focus on power structures and communication patterns. Findings show that digital-born media, politicians and political parties play a central role in the discussion through mention and quoted tweets practices, but not in the production of new messages, while ordinary users are more likely to be retweeted. This would suggest a tendency towards retransmitting and disseminating content produced by ordinary users more than official sources.
dc.description.sponsorship This work is part of the project ‘News, networks and users in the hybrid media system. Transformation of media industries and the news in the post-industrial era’ (RTI2018-095775-BC43), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Competitiveness (2019-2021).
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Universidad del País Vasco
dc.relation.ispartof European Public & Social Innovation Review. 2021;6(1):1-15.
dc.rights © 2021 Laura Pérez Altable, Ana Serrano-Telleria. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.title Communications patterns and power dynamics in the digital public sphere: a case study of the conversation about Minimum Living Income on Twitter
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.31637/epsir.21-1.1
dc.subject.keyword digital public sphere
dc.subject.keyword Twitter
dc.subject.keyword Minimum Living Income
dc.subject.keyword power dynamics
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/2PE/RTI2018-095775-B-C43
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

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