What can we learn from how parliamentarians talk on Twitter?

Analyzing Twitter politics across 26 countries

This website allows you to explore and download a database of parliamentarians on Twitter in 26 countries. The database is designed to move beyond the one-off nature of most Twitter-based research and in the direction of systematic and rigorous comparative and transnational analysis.

We ask: how do parliamentarians use Twitters affordances? What are the emergent network structures from parliamentarian interactions? How do political parties differ in their use of framing and what is their common ground? Is there a transnational public sphere emerging on twitter?

TwitterPoliticians.org

TwitterPoliticians.org provides a view into the politics of 26 countries through the activities of parliamentarians on Twitter. The platform is based on the idea that the way politicians tweet, retweet and mention each other can give important insights into politics within and across countries.

Odycceus

ODYCCEUS is a European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation project aiming at a better understanding of current societal challenges by analyzing information circulating in digital media. TwitterPoliticians.org is part of the larger Penelope software ecosystem.

The team

TwitterPoliticans.org is a collaboration between Political Sociology at University of Amsterdam and Complex Systems at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Read more about the researchers behind the project.