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Bulletin of the MRSU / Section "Politics" / 2021 № 2.


E.T. Esiev

INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES OF POLITICAL MOBILIZATION IN BELARUSIAN PROTESTS AT THE PRE-ELECTION STAGE. In: Bulletin of the Moscow Region State University (electronic journal), 2021, no. 2, pp. 23-37.


UDC Index: 32.019.51

Date of publication: 12.05.2021 Page: 23 - 37

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Aim. The study focuses on finding out and analyzing internet technologies of political mobilization used in Republic of Belarus during 2020 pre-election period.
Methodology. Telegram channel «NEXTA Live» as the main resource of opposition was analyzed to reveal internet technologies of political mobilization. Statistical method, generalization and interpretation of the results were used in the research.

Results. The study shows stages of information campaign against state powers of Republic of Belarus, defines main trends and aims of publications. These results allowed to evaluate effectiveness of internet technologies, used in the pre-election period in Belorussia.

Research implications. The results of the study make it possible to establish the use of technologies for the escalation and management of political conflict with the help of social networks in the pre-election period of the Belarusian protests in 2020. The dynamics and stages of the use of Internet technologies of political mobilization were determined.

Key words

political mobilization, internet-technologies, Republic of Belarus, internet, Telegram, protests, elections

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