A2 action plan – Right Wing Media and the Algorithm

Examing how changes in the twitter Algorithims has changed and promoted Right-wing media and propaganda. 

Looking at one of these three right wing accounts to explore how they have changed in pre-post Musk twitter.


Rwing twitter account that has utalised a more memetic style of populism that has show exponential growth in post-musk twitter with Elon Musk regularly interacting with the account


A general movement surrounding RW twitter about “returning” to a better time usually presents nostalgia esque posts about colonialism or the roman empire eg the great eras of the western world



Political impact

Florida governor Ron DeSantis’s press secretary Christina Pushaw credited the account for “opening her eyes” on the current state of education around sexuality- and LGBT-related topics.[23] Pushaw has interacted with the Libs of TikTok account more than 100 times since July 16, 2021.[29] Fox News host Tucker Carlson has credited Libs of TikTok, and Pushaw’s championing of it, as partly responsible for Florida’s passage of the 2022 Parental Rights in Education bill (commonly called the “Don’t Say Gay bill”), which prohibits instruction on sexuality and gender identity in age-inappropriate ways from kindergarten to third grade in public schools.[123]

Libs of TikTok was one of the top-ten most influential Twitter accounts in promoting use of the pejorative term groomer after the passage of Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill, according to a report by the Center for Countering Digital Hate and the Human Rights Campaign.[124][125] Raichik uses the term as a pejorative for LGBT people, supporters of LGBT youth,[14][29][30] and those who teach about sexuality.[6]

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