Challenges and potentials of visual computational analysis Insights from a study on politicians’ self-depiction and their news portrayal

Visuals are omnipresent in contemporary online political communication. This can be considered a consequence of the development of new and more visual social media platforms such as Instagram, and has been fueled by the increasing mediatization and personalization of political processes. Research from psychology indicates…

Automated measurement of populist communication across cultures: (how) can it be done? Experience from a Twitter study on high-ranking politicians.

The latest French and American presidential election campaigns provided a splendid opportunity to determine the intercultural relevance of populist discourses. In France, Marine Le Pen and Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a right-wing and a left-wing outsider, competed with Emmanuel Macron, a relative newcomer with strong ties to…