The Dutch election, Russia and Twitter bots: Here’s how social media is serving Dutch populism.

Dutch voters go to the polls on Wednesday amid mounting international concern over the role of social media and so-called “fake news” in recent political campaigns. 
Geert Wilders, leader of the anti-immigration Party for Freedom (PVV), which is projected to finish as the second- or third-largest party in the lower house, makes no secret of his disdain for established news outlets. Twitter is his social network of choice

FT Data set out to discover what we could learn about Mr Wilders and his followers by analysing social media.

The structure of this segment of Mr Wilders’ Twitter network suggests a clear separation between those of his followers who follow mainstream news sources and those with connections to high-volume, potentially automated accounts.

Read more at FT.com

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  • financialtimesThe Dutch election, Russia and Twitter bots: Here’s how social media is serving Dutch populism.

    Dutch voters go to the polls on Wednesday amid mounting international concern over the role of social media and so-called “fake news” in recent political campaigns.
    Geert Wilders, leader of the anti-immigration Party for Freedom (PVV), which is projected to finish as the second- or third-largest party in the lower house, makes no secret of his disdain for established news outlets. Twitter is his social network of choice

    FT Data set out to discover what we could learn about Mr Wilders and his followers by analysing social media.

    The structure of this segment of Mr Wilders’ Twitter network suggests a clear separation between those of his followers who follow mainstream news sources and those with connections to high-volume, potentially automated accounts.

    Read more at FT.com

    #dutch #netherlands #PVV #geertwilders #partyforfreedom #populism #europe #dutchelections #elections #election #politics #eu #populist #populists #immigration #immigrant #immigrants

  • spencer.wj.olson@hadamcrown
  • ciropepeThe same manual for every authoritarian populist -Chávez, Putin, Castro, Erdogan, Trump-, the true is the enemy
  • mattkphotosDamn, this is sweet!
  • staffan_pappilaStupidity is the absence of truth. Welcome to a brave and stupid new world!
  • nowhereman___Is it me, or is this infographic unreadable?
  • jomotykaYou can't believe any outlet,...we're all going to need to set up our own intelligence agencies.
  • matthewmjones@nowhereman_ yeah I also don't get this exactly. is this a graph on a field, and if so, what do the axes measure? Etc.
  • shivani232000Unbelievable
  • yo.emprendedorsiempre motivados a seguir adelante y al exito, saludos
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