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Influence in the political Twitter sphere: Authority and retransmission in the 2015 and 2016 Spanish General Elections

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dc.contributor.author Baviera, Tomás es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-29T04:32:09Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-29T04:32:09Z
dc.date.issued 2018-06-01 es_ES
dc.identifier.issn 0267-3231 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/153465
dc.description.abstract [EN] Candidates, parties, media and citizens have the same ability to post tweets. For this reason, mapping the dynamics of interaction among users is essential to evaluate the processes of influence in an electoral campaign. However, characterising these aspects requires methodologies that consider the interconnections generated by users globally. The discipline of social network analysis provides the concepts of centrality and modularity, both very suitable for the context of network communication. This article analyses the political conversation on Twitter during the 2015 and 2016 General Elections in Spain, in which four candidates with significant popularity in the electorate participated. Two corpora of 8.9¿million and 9.7¿million tweets were collected from each campaign, respectively, to analyse the networks of mentions and retweets. The network of mentions appears more blurred than that of retweets, allowing us to better estimate users¿ partisan preference. The graphs of the network of retweets show a strong internal activity within clusters, and the proximity between them reflects the ideological axis of each party. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship This study would have been impossible if not for the assistance of Emilio Giner, who helped the author in the Twitter mining process. This work was supported by the Spanish Government's Ministry for the Economy and Competitiveness, with Grants CSO2013-43960-R ('Communication flows in the political mobilisation processes: media, blogs, and opinion leaders') and CSO2016-77331-C2-1-R ('Strategies, agendas and discourse in electoral cyber campaigns: media and citizens'). es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher SAGE Publications es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof European Journal of Communication es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject 2015 Spanish General Election es_ES
dc.subject 2016 Spanish General Election es_ES
dc.subject Influence es_ES
dc.subject Political communication es_ES
dc.subject Social network analysis es_ES
dc.subject Twitter es_ES
dc.subject.classification COMERCIALIZACION E INVESTIGACION DE MERCADOS es_ES
dc.title Influence in the political Twitter sphere: Authority and retransmission in the 2015 and 2016 Spanish General Elections es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/0267323118763910 es_ES
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MINECO//CSO2013-43960-R/ES/LOS FLUJOS DE COMUNICACION EN LOS PROCESOS DE MOVILIZACION POLITICA: MEDIOS, BLOGS Y LIDERES DE OPINION/ es_ES
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MINECO//CSO2016-77331-C2-1-R/ES/ESTRATEGIAS, AGENDAS Y DISCURSOS EN LAS CIBERCAMPAÑAS ELECTORALES: MEDIOS DE COMUNICACION Y CIUDADANOS/ es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Economía y Ciencias Sociales - Departament d'Economia i Ciències Socials es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Baviera, T. (2018). Influence in the political Twitter sphere: Authority and retransmission in the 2015 and 2016 Spanish General Elections. European Journal of Communication. 33(3):321-337. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267323118763910 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.1177/0267323118763910 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 321 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 337 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 33 es_ES
dc.description.issue 3 es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela S\357250 es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad es_ES
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