Publication
Title
Curating the news : analyzing politicians' news sharing behavior on social media in three countries
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Abstract
Social media platforms allow politicians to communicate to and with their followers directly, without the interference of news media professionals. Political actors have eagerly adopted these platforms, which arguably makes them less dependent on traditional news media for their political communication. Still, they rely on the authority and trustworthiness of traditional outlets when they share news on their online platforms. In this paper, we research politicians' online news sharing behavior in three countries by studying which politicians share news, which outlets published the news they share, and which news management strategies they employ when sharing news online. Results show that government party politicians share less news than opposition members, radical right-wing politicians share more news published by alternative news outlets, and government and opposition politicians use different news management strategies when sharing news online. We conclude that politicians' online news sharing is a strategic practice and could have serious implications for partisan selective exposure in the digital information environment.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Information, communication and society. - London
Publication
Abingdon : Routledge journals, taylor & francis ltd , 2024
ISSN
1369-118X [print]
1468-4462 [online]
DOI
10.1080/1369118X.2024.2317901
Volume/pages
(2024) , 17 p.
ISI
001164568500001
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Full text (open access)
The author-created version that incorporates referee comments and is the accepted for publication version Available from 19.02.2025
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Project info
Politicians as opinion leaders. How politicians' news sharing influences media trust and polarization.
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 04.03.2024
Last edited 13.03.2024
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