Twiplomacy

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Simunjak, M. 2022. Twiplomacy. in: Ceron, A. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Technology and Politics Edward Elgar Publishing. pp. 327-331
Chapter titleTwiplomacy
AuthorsSimunjak, M.
Abstract

Twiplomacy, or Twitter diplomacy, refers to the use of the social network Twitter by those with diplomatic mandates in the purpose of achieving nation-state or international organisation’s foreign policy goals. The concept has gained traction during the tenure of the US President Donald Trump who extensively used this social network to communicate about foreign leaders and countries. Scholarship, on the other hand, has historically been more concerned with the use of Twitter in public diplomacy, with debates ongoing about the impact that Twitter’s logic and affordances have on the transformations in diplomacy, and in particular, digital diplomacy. Early hypotheses that (public) diplomacy on Twitter might be more open, transparent, collaborative, interactive and networked, have mostly been disputed, as the majority of diplomatic entities are found to be using Twitter mostly as another dissemination channel. The effects of Twiplomacy are yet to be fully understood.

KeywordsTwitter; diplomacy; digital diplomacy; international relations; strategic communication; Donald Trump
Sustainable Development Goals9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Middlesex University ThemeCreativity, Culture & Enterprise
LanguageEnglish
Page range327-331
Book titleEncyclopedia of Technology and Politics
EditorsCeron, A.
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
SeriesElgar Encyclopedias in the Social Sciences series
ISBN
Hardcover9781800374256
Electronic9781800374263
Publication dates
Print04 Oct 2022
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Deposited23 Nov 2022
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This is the original submitted version of the chapter. The final version is available in Encyclopedia of Technology and Politics edited by A. Ceron, published in 2022, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

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