If Twitter is the Medium of the Underdog, Are the ‘Reluctant Remainers’ Poised to Bite?

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Abstract

What can Twitter tell us about the views of the UK electorate ahead of the EU referendum? Laura Cram and Clare Llewellyn illustrate that, while Leave supporters continue to have a much more visible presence on Twitter, this balance has shifted, with pro-Remain tweets becoming more frequent in the latter stages of the campaign. This trend could indicate the presence of silent, or ‘reluctant’, Remain supporters who could have the potential to influence the final outcome of the vote.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEuropean Futures
EditionArticle No 120
Media of outputBlog post
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 2016

Keywords

  • Britain
  • Europe
  • Public imagination
  • Referendum
  • Twitter

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