Publication in Media and Communication
9. 12. 2022 | Media
Daniel Thiele and Tjaša Turnšek published an article How Right-Wing Populist Comments Affect Online Deliberation on News Media Facebook Pages in the scientific journal Media and Communication: Online Communities and Populism, which is based on an analysis of Facebook comments in Austria and Slovenia, as part of the project Political and Media Populism: “Refugee Crisis” in Slovenia and Austria (POPMED). The paper shows that right-wing populist comments on Facebook undermine the deliberative quality of online debates, reduce the likelihood of using arguments in responses, and trigger incivility and unpoliteness among users.
The article is freely available here.