Towards a Critical Understanding of Social Networks for the Feminist MovementTwitter and the Women’s Strike

  1. Dafne Calvo 1
  2. Eva Campos-Domínguez 2
  3. Iris Simón-Astudillo 2
  1. 1 Universitat de València
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    Universitat de València

    Valencia, España

    ROR https://ror.org/043nxc105

  2. 2 Universidad de Valladolid
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    Universidad de Valladolid

    Valladolid, España

    ROR https://ror.org/01fvbaw18

Journal:
Trípodos

ISSN: 1138-3305 2340-5007

Year of publication: 2021

Issue Title: Gender and Media

Issue: 50

Pages: 91-109

Type: Article

DOI: 10.51698/TRIPODOS.2021.50P91-109 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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  • Year 2021
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  • Journal Impact: 0.710
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Abstract

The intensive use of digital platforms by the feminist movement has been identified as one of its main characteristics. Numerous studies address the tactical use of social networks by this movement, especially on 8 March in Spain. This paper studies the action repertoires of different actors who participated in the 2019 Women’s Strike conversation, including automated accounts. Empirical results demonstrate that Twitter is not an exclusive field for the feminist movement. Along with activists who promoted and informed the Women’s Strike, political parties proposed concrete policy measures, and conservative factions criticized the movement calling for demobilization. In this sense, for the first time in these M8 mobilizations, bots participated in this polarisation of the debate through partisan hashtags and the dissemination of fake news. The investigation thus confirms that automation techniques and contradictory flows of power are critical elements to understand the real potential of social networks for feminist social change.

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