Understanding online political networks: The case of the far-right and far-left in Greece

Authors: Agathangelou, P., Katakis, I., Rori, L., Gunopulos, D. and Richards, B.

Journal: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

Volume: 10539 LNCS

Pages: 162-177

eISSN: 1611-3349

ISSN: 0302-9743

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-67217-5_11


This paper examines the connectivity among political networks on Twitter. We explore dynamics inside and between the far right and the far left, as well as the relation between the structure of the network and sentiment. The 2015 Greek political context offers a unique opportunity to investigate political communication in times of political intensity and crisis. We explore interactions inside and between political networks on Twitter in the run up to the elections of three different ballots: the parliamentary election of 25 January, the bailout referendum of 5 July, the snap election of 20 September; we, then, compare political action during campaigns with that during routinized politics.

Source: Scopus