Year 2018, Volume 1 , Issue 1, Pages 135 - 137 2018-06-28

Anti-Muslim Propaganda on Twitter and the Role for the Far-Right
Anti-Muslim Propaganda on Twitter and the Role for the Far-Right

Elizabeth POOLE [1]


Following Donald Trump’s retweeting of Britain First’s anti-Muslim videos, this article shows how the far-right have previously used Twitter as a platform for anti-Muslim propaganda but also to boost the profile and political success of Donald Trump and his political allies.

After the Brussels terrorist attack of 2016, some mainstream media outlets reported on a racist hashtag #StopIslam that had been ‘hijacked’ by anti-racists to counter the negative publicity being peddled about Muslims in the aftermath of the attack. This inspired us to seek funding from the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust to investigate the dynamics of this campaign. What we found was surprising. We expected to find a preponderance of European far right voices in the debate but we were wrong!

Following Donald Trump’s retweeting of Britain First’s anti-Muslim videos, this article shows how the far-right have previously used Twitter as a platform for anti-Muslim propaganda but also to boost the profile and political success of Donald Trump and his political allies.

After the Brussels terrorist attack of 2016, some mainstream media outlets reported on a racist hashtag #StopIslam that had been ‘hijacked’ by anti-racists to counter the negative publicity being peddled about Muslims in the aftermath of the attack. This inspired us to seek funding from the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust to investigate the dynamics of this campaign. What we found was surprising. We expected to find a preponderance of European far right voices in the debate but we were wrong!

  • Poole, E (2002) Reporting Islam: Media Representations of British Muslims. (I.B.Tauris)
Primary Language en
Subjects Social
Journal Section Technical Note
Authors

Author: Elizabeth POOLE (Primary Author)
Institution: Keele University
Country: United Kingdom


Dates

Publication Date : June 28, 2018

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APA POOLE, E . (2018). Anti-Muslim Propaganda on Twitter and the Role for the Far-Right. Medya ve Din Araştırmaları Dergisi , 1 (1) , 135-137 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/mediad/issue/37949/438445
MLA POOLE, E . "Anti-Muslim Propaganda on Twitter and the Role for the Far-Right". Medya ve Din Araştırmaları Dergisi 1 (2018 ): 135-137 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/mediad/issue/37949/438445>
Chicago POOLE, E . "Anti-Muslim Propaganda on Twitter and the Role for the Far-Right". Medya ve Din Araştırmaları Dergisi 1 (2018 ): 135-137
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ISNAD POOLE, Elizabeth . "Anti-Muslim Propaganda on Twitter and the Role for the Far-Right". Medya ve Din Araştırmaları Dergisi 1 / 1 (June 2018): 135-137 .
AMA POOLE E . Anti-Muslim Propaganda on Twitter and the Role for the Far-Right. MEDİAD. 2018; 1(1): 135-137.
Vancouver POOLE E . Anti-Muslim Propaganda on Twitter and the Role for the Far-Right. Medya ve Din Araştırmaları Dergisi. 2018; 1(1): 137-135.