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Social media and their influence on democratic election

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Social media and their influence on democratic election

  1. 1. SOCIAL MEDIA AND THEIR INFLUENCE ON DEMOCRATIC ELECTIONS STUDENT: VERONIKA KHYZHNIAK SUPERVISOR: M.A. KENNETH FROEHLING BUT 2018
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION “Technology and social media have brought power back to the people.” Mark McKinnon (American political advisor)
  3. 3. SOCIAL MEDIA Social media are “the forms of electronic communication through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content.
  4. 4. SOCIAL MEDIA The most popular social networks at the moment: Social Network Monthly Active Users Facebook 2,200,000,000 YouTube 1,800,000,000 Instagram 800,000,000 Qzone 563,000,000 Weibo 376,000,000 Twitter 336,000,000 Reddit 330,000,000 Pinterest 200,000,000 Ask.fm 160,000,000 Tumblr 115,000,000
  5. 5. ELECTION : “formal process of selecting a person for public office or of accepting or rejecting a political proposition by voting”. Requirements: - Older than 35 years old - Native – born citizen of the United States - Resident of the U.S. at least 14 years
  6. 6. ELECTION The Presidential election process follows a typical cycle: 1. Spring of the year before an election – Candidates announce their intentions to run. 2. Summer of the year before an election – Primary and caucus debates take place. 3. January to June of election year – States and parties hold primaries and caucuses. 4. July to early September – Parties hold nominating conventions to choose their nominees. 5. September and October – Candidates participate in Presidential debates. 6. Early November – Election Day 7. January 20 – Inauguration Day
  7. 7. DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTORAL VOTES, 2016
  8. 8. INAUGURATION DAY
  9. 9. HILLARY CLINTON • Born on October 26, 1947 (70 years) • Chicago, Illinois • Announcement of campaign – April 12, 2015
  10. 10. DONALD TRUMP • Born on June 14, 1946 (71 years) • Queens, New York • Announcement of campaign - June 16, 2015
  11. 11. USE OF TWITTER Hashtag (on social media websites) is a word or phrase preceded by a hash mark (#), used within a message to identify a keyword or topic of interest and facilitate a search for it. #GirlIGuessImWithHer #StillWithHer #ForeverHillary #ClintonIsMyPresident #NotMyPresident #TrumpProtest
  12. 12. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
  13. 13. USE OF FACEBOOK “Men for Trump” “Women for Trump” “Donald Trump's Fan Club” “Farmer for Trump ” “Student for Trump ” “Businessmen support Trump” “Trump is right ”
  14. 14. “The fact that I have such power in terms of numbers with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, et cetera, I think it helped me win all of these races where (my opponents were) spending much more money than I spent. I think that social media has more power than the money they spent, and I think maybe to a certain extent, I proved that. ”
  15. 15. INTERNET INTERFERENCE OF RUSSIA • Intrusions into state registration systems of voters • Cyberattack and email leaks • Fake news on the Internet
  16. 16. CYBERATTACK AND EMAIL LEAKS Illegitimate legitimate
  17. 17. GUCCIFER 2.0. Romanian? Russian?
  18. 18. “Russian actors scanned databases for vulnerabilities, attempted intrusions, and in a small number of cases successfully penetrated a voter registration database” “This activity was part of a larger campaign to prepare to undermine confidence in the voting process. It is alleged that the targets of cyberattacks are from 18 to 21 states. At least six states linked to Russia went further than the scan and made attempts to deliberately access voting websites.” “The Committee did not see any evidence in favor of changing the votes.”
  19. 19. CONCLUSION $ 800 M $ 335 Million Donald Trump Campaign $ 544 Million Party and joint fundraising committees $ 80 Million Super PACs $ 1.3 B $ 624 Million Hillary Clinton Campaign $ 599 Million Party and joint fundraising committees $ 205 Million Super PACs
  20. 20. OPPONENT’S QUESTIONS 1. Compare the American presidential election system with the one used in your country. 2. Which electoral system do you find to be more fair or effective and why?
  21. 21. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION!

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