30 October 2018

MEPs on Twitter #4: the Italian budget row

The first insight from this week's monitoring is that the absolute number of tweets followed a declining trajectory, following the EP plenary days (22-25th of October). This signals a strong effect of the monthly gathering in Strasbourg on MEPs' Twitter activity.

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«Followers of Eurosceptic parties such as the AfD and Die Linke tend to retweet EU-negative content more actively than they do with both EU-relevant and EU-positive messages. The opposite is true with mainstream pro-EU parties such as SPD and CDU»