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Nina Santos

Media activism during the 2013 Brazilian protests: Twitter as a space of criticism to traditional media

Le Temps des médias n° 35, Automne 2020, p. 87-104.

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In Brazil, criticism of traditional media is not a new issue, but the wave of protests of 2013 gave new energy to this practice due to the dissemination of social networks’ use. In this article, we analyze a corpus of 6,256 tweets with the hashtag #vemprarua referring to one of the 12 traditional Brazilian media. Our results show that social media is used to confront, unmask, and denounce traditional media and that these critiques may come from opposite poles of the ideological spectrum.

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