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This paper aims to assess the extent to which social media use of news agencies, political figures and ordinary citizens reflects recent political debates in Turkey. Inspired by Halpern and Gibbs’ study (2013), which analyzed comments posted on the White House’s YouTube Channel and Facebook page, I combine data from Twitter and Facebook to examine reactions expressed on social media concerning the worst mining accident in Turkey’s history. Using R’s twitteR package, I extract 250 tweets from news agencies and political figures and generate word clouds. I also estimate demographics of the news agencies’ audiences from a sample of 100 Facebook users who provide comments.