DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGNS ON TWITTER DURING THE BRAZILIAN 2018 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

  • Raquel Recuero Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil
  • Felipe Soares Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Otavio Vinhas Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil
  • Gabriela Zago University of Oregon
Keywords: election, disinformation campaigns, legitimation strategies, content strategies, Twitter

Abstract

This proposal focuses on discussing the results of two-year study about disinformation in political conversations on Twitter during the 2018 presidential campaign in Brazil. Based on a dataset of over 20 million tweets, we explore the research question: What are the key characteristics of the disinformation campaigns aimed to influence the Brazilian 2018 election through political conversations on Twitter? To discuss this question, we aligned our results with three key aspects of the disinformation campaigns: (a) content strategies; (b) legitimation strategies and (c) spread strategies.

Published
2020-10-05
How to Cite
Recuero, R., Soares, F., Vinhas, O., & Zago, G. (2020). DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGNS ON TWITTER DURING THE BRAZILIAN 2018 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. AoIR Selected Papers of Internet Research, 2020. https://doi.org/10.5210/spir.v2020i0.11312
Section
Papers R