Wasim Ahmed

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    Campaign leaks and the far-right: Who influenced #Macronleaks on Twitter?

Campaign leaks and the far-right: Who influenced #Macronleaks on Twitter?

Shortly before the French presidential election, a large number of emails from Emmanuel Macron’s campaign were leaked online. The details of the leak quickly spread on social media, but mainstream news organisations in France were prohibited from publishing the material. Wasim Ahmed and Joseph Downing present an analysis of how the leak spread and what lessons it can provide for future campaign […]

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    Amplified messages: How hashtag activism and Twitter diplomacy converged at #ThisIsACoup – and won

Amplified messages: How hashtag activism and Twitter diplomacy converged at #ThisIsACoup – and won

Online activism is a frequently debated topic amongst journalists and researchers alike, but what effect can a popular Twitter hashtag really have in achieving political or social change? Wasim Ahmed looks in depth at last year’s heavily tweeted #ThisIsACoup hashtag. He writes that while concrete outcomes may still be indeterminate, it is clear social media is now a rich space for […]

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