Social Media and Politics

Politician Twitter network in India by party

The project looks at the adoption and use of social media by politicians in the Global South with a focus on how social media relates to discourses of development.

  1. Gonawela, A., Pal, J., Thawani, U., Vlugt, V.V., Out, W., & Chandra, P. (2018) Speaking their Mind: Populist Style and Antagonistic Messaging in the Tweets of Donald Trump, Narendra Modi, Nigel Farage, and Geert Wilders. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW) (2018). Springer. link
  2. Chakraborty, S., Pal, J., Chandra, P., & Romero, D. (2018). Political Tweets and Mainstream News Impact in India: A Mixed Methods Investigation into Political Outreach. 1st ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies (COMPASS 2018). link
  3. Pal, J., Chandra, P., et al. (2017). Innuendo as Outreach: @narendramodi and the Use of Political Irony on Twitter. International Journal of Communication, 11, 22. Chicago. link
  4. Pal, J., Chandra, P., & Vydiswaran, V. V. (2016). Twitter and the Rebranding of Narendra Modi. Economic & Political Weekly, 51(8), 53. link
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Priyank Chandra
Postdoctoral Fellow

I study design and informality focusing on communities who live on the margins.