16 October 2018

MEPs on Twitter #2: MEPs’ and citizens’ diverging priorities

This week MEPs mainly dealt with the Brexit negotiations (#brexit, #peoplesvote) and the local elections in Warsaw that took place on October 21 (#trzaskowski2018, #debatawarszawska). Instead, citizens mostly focused on Brexit and other UK issues (#brexit, #scrapthelicencefee).

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«Looking at the interactions-per-citizen ratio, people tweeting from smaller countries, such as Cyprus, Malta and Hungary, emerged as the most active in retweeting and replying to MEPs of different nationalities rather than their own. »