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dc.contributor.authorUnlu, Ali
dc.contributor.authorKotonen, Tommi
dc.date.accessioned2024-04-16T09:04:19Z
dc.date.available2024-04-16T09:04:19Z
dc.date.issued2024
dc.identifier.citationUnlu, A., & Kotonen, T. (2024). Online polarization and identity politics : An analysis of Facebook discourse on Muslim and LGBTQ+ communities in Finland. <i>Scandinavian Political Studies</i>, <i>Early View</i>. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9477.12270" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9477.12270</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_207884045
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/94323
dc.description.abstractThis study employs a mixed-methods approach to investigate the nature of Facebook posts related to Muslims and LGBTQ+ individuals in Finland, spanning a period of 4 years. Through the use of the CrowdTangle platform, the researchers extracted and analyzed Facebook posts that encompassed predetermined keywords indicative of potential hate speech. The findings underscored divergent patterns of engagement and sentiment toward these two groups, with implications for the different levels of societal acceptance and tolerance exhibited. Posts related to Muslims typically elicited controversy and were often depicted as threats, whereas posts about the LGBTQ+ community generally advocated for inclusivity. However, persistent negative stereotypes about the LGBTQ+ community were also evident. The analysis also brought to light how political parties strategically used these discourses to steer conversations, consolidate their ideological positions, and mobilize their respective supporters. Grounded in the social identity theory, this study sheds light on the complex dynamics of online political discourse, revealing its far-reaching impacts on societal attitudes, intergroup relations, and formation of group identities. The nuanced understanding derived from these observations suggests that interventions fostering healthier public discussions on social media platforms could contribute significantly to combating societal division, prejudice, and bias. This research underscores the importance of scrutinizing online discourses to address issues of societal cohesion and social acceptance.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell
dc.relation.ispartofseriesScandinavian Political Studies
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.subject.otherLGBTQ+
dc.subject.othermuslim
dc.subject.otherpolitical polarization
dc.subject.othersocial identity theory
dc.subject.othersocial media
dc.titleOnline polarization and identity politics : An analysis of Facebook discourse on Muslim and LGBTQ+ communities in Finland
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202404162942
dc.contributor.laitosYhteiskuntatieteiden ja filosofian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Social Sciences and Philosophyen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.type.coarhttp://purl.org/coar/resource_type/c_2df8fbb1
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.issn0080-6757
dc.relation.volumeEarly View
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2024 The Authors. Scandinavian Political Studies published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of Nordic Political Science Association.
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dc.subject.ysososiaalinen identiteetti
dc.subject.ysososiaalinen media
dc.subject.ysoseksuaalivähemmistöt
dc.subject.ysomuslimit
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jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p24556
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p20774
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p1828
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p5314
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1111/1467-9477.12270
jyx.fundinginformationthe Nordic Research Council for Criminology, Grant/Award Number: 20220009
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