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Digital contention in a divided society: Social media, parades and protests in Northern Ireland

Paul Reilly

Abstract

This book explores how social media are used by citizens to frame contentious parades and protests in ‘post-conflict’ Northern Ireland. It provides the first in-depth analysis of how Facebook, Twitter and YouTube were used by citizens to contest the 2013 union flag protests and the Ardoyne parade dispute (2014 and 2015). An essential read for researchers interested in digital mis- and disinformation, it will examine how citizens engaged with false information circulating on these platforms that had the potential to inflame sectarian tensions during these contentious episodes. It also considers ... More

Keywords: social media, Northern Ireland, contentious politics, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, qualitative research, parades, protests, social movements

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780719087073
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.7765/9781526152947

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Reilly, author
University of Sheffield