Articles by Silvia Decadri

May 10, 2024

🔮 Why Italian political parties use populist rhetoric on social media

Silvia Decadri
Analysing posts on Facebook and Twitter-X, Andrea Ceron, Silvia Decadri, and Fedra Negri highlight how Italian politicians use populist rhetoric to generate engagement. They find that such rhetoric does indeed increase the likelihood of posts going viral, even among non-populist voters
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Silvia Decadri
Postdoctoral Researcher and Adjunct Professor in Political Science, Department of Social and Political Science, University of Milan-LaStatale

Silvia’s research interests include political communication, legislative behaviour, natural language processing and automated text analysis.

Her work has appeared in Electoral Studies, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, and Politics & Gender.

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