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Political discourses, ideologies, and online coalitions in the Brazilian Congress on Twitter during 2019

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Author(s):
Garcia-Sanchez, Efrain [1] ; Benetti, Pedro Rolo [1] ; Higa, Gustavo Lucas [1, 2] ; Alvarez, Marcos Cesar [3] ; Gomez-Nieto, Erick [4, 5]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Ctr Study Violence, Av Prof Almeida Prado 520, Cidade Univ, BR-05508070 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Sociol, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Sociol, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[5] Univ Catolica San Pablo, Dept Comp Sci, Arequipa - Peru
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY; JUN 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

The aim of this research is to describe the pattern of interactions of Brazilian legislators on Twitter during 2019 in the construction of political discourses. Based on 20,076 replies during 2019, posted on Twitter by 514 Brazilian legislators, we conducted descriptive analysis of legislators' Twitter profiles, social network analyses from their interactions, and content analysis of the messages. We found that (1) there are large disparities between legislators in the use of Twitter; (2) the pattern of interactions depicted five clusters defined by political affinities; (3) each cluster had different features regarding their composition and impact; (4) the centrality of the legislators within the network was positively associated with public endorsement on Twitter; and (5) the topics of messages within the clusters reinforce discourses aligned to political ideologies. We argue that the pattern of interactions on Twitter allows to identify online coalitions that reinforce particular discourses within the Brazilian parliament. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/07923-7 - Center of the Study of Violence - NEV/USP
Grantee:Sergio França Adorno de Abreu
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC
FAPESP's process: 19/11114-3 - Violence and punishment in discourse: the communication of the "bullet representatives"
Grantee:Pedro Rolo Benetti
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 19/10560-0 - Visual Analysis and Engineering of Urban Features for Crime Prediction in São Paulo City
Grantee:Erick Mauricio Gómez Nieto
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 19/10046-4 - Extending the procedural justice model of institutional legitimacy: the role of social conditions and individual experiences
Grantee:Efraín García Sanchez
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate