Welcome to TwitterLand: truths and misconceptions about the “Twitter Community”, its leaders and their subjects

For just over ten years, Serbia has been a regional leader in Twitter use and influence on its political and public life. In 2016, Trump’s election victory raised the importance of this social network worldwide, which contributed to its growing influence in Serbia as well. In recent years, we have witnessed many important but bizarre events happening on Twitter – from identity swaps, that many bought into, to the outburst of hate speech, incredibly fast dissemination of fake news and even faster denials. How removed is the Serbian TwitterLand from the real state of the Serbian society? How do Twitter users with the most followers behave online and how do their followers behave? Which politicians write the tweets themselves and which use PR teams?

Friday, 6th September, 17.00 – 18.00