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Seriously funny: The political work of humor on social media

Davis, Jennifer; Love, Tony; Killen, Gemma


Research shows a clear intersection between humor and political communication online as “big data” analyses demonstrate humorous content achieving disproportionate attention across social media platforms. What remains unclear is the degree to which politics are fodder for “silly” content production vis-à-vis humor as a serious political tool. To answer this question, we scraped Twitter data from two cases in which humor and politics converged during the 2016 US presidential election: Hillary...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: New Media and Society
DOI: 10.1177/1461444818762602


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