The New Populism, conducted by The Guardian

Claudia Alvares, an associate professor at Lusofona University in Lisbon, who was not involved in the Guardian research project, said: “The success of such politicians has very much to do with their capacity to convince their audiences that they do not belong to the traditional political system. As such, they are on a par with the people to the extent that neither they nor the people belong to the ‘corrupt’ elites.”

She said social media had a role to play in the rise of populism, its algorithmic model rewarding and promoting adversarial messages. “The anger that populist politicians manage to channel is fuelled by social media posts, because social media are very permeable to the easy spread of emotion. The end result is a rise in the polarisation of political and journalistic discourse.”

Conferência “Regulação, Media e Igualdade”

A ERC – Entidade Reguladora para a Comunicação Social promove, no dia 19 de novembro, no Auditório 1 da Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, uma Conferência sobre “Regulação, Media e Igualdade”, no âmbito da qual vai apresentar o estudo “Representações da Violência Doméstica nos telejornais de horário nobre”.

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