Sep 232022

It is Friday afternoon, and everyone is getting very excited about the Italian elections and the likely success of the far right. So am I. But something irks me.

For obvious reasons, Italy is a rather well-studied case of far right mobilisation. Also, obviously, much of the coverage in the media is focused on Meloni, in much the same way it used to be focused on Salvini and, in a time before yours, Berlusconi, which is a shame.

For the last French elections earlier this year, I pulled some relevant research from the bibliography. This time, I did something even lazier: I spun a thread from one year’s worth of the Bot’s relevant tweets. Three cheers for serendipity!

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