The public discourse on surveillance capitalism

Description

Digital methods will be employed to collect and analyze data from online news media outlets and Twitter. The sources have been chosen because we are interested in exploring both the debate developing around news, promoted by news media outlets, and the interactions between institutional (politicians, corporations etc.) and regular users developing on social media platforms. Data from news media outlets will be collected through open source tools (e.g. Googlescarper and Media Cloud) by following ad hoc keywords. Data from Twitter will be collected through the academic Twitter API. Data analysis will be based on both manual and automated techniques of network, content and sentiment analysis.

Goals
  • to identify the main actors involved in the public online debate on surveillance capitalism in Italy
  • to map the main discourses characterizing and shaping the public online debate on surveillance capitalism in Italy
  • to explore changes over time in actors and discourse composition in the public online debate on surveillance capitalism in Italy
  • to identify key issues to be further investigated in WP3 and WP4
  • to identify possible key informants to be involved in the empirical research planned for WP4
Team member
Alessandro Caliandro

Researcher

Alessandro Caliandro

Dario Pizzul

Researcher

Dario Pizzul

Flavio Ceravolo

Researcher

Flavio Ceravolo

Guido Anselmi

Researcher

Guido Anselmi

Guido Legnante

Principal Investigator

Guido Legnante

Marco Gui

WP Coordinator

Marco Gui

Piercarlo Dondi

Researcher

Piercarlo Dondi

Outputs

book

book

book

A research project by:

Università di PaviaUniversità degli Studi di Milano BicoccaUniversità Cattolica di MilanoCareof

Funded by:

Fondazione Cariplo

Contact us:

Drop a message to alessandro.caliandro@unipv.it