Jen Schradie on the French Presidential Election

18 Apr, 2022

Jen Schradie on the French Presidential Election

Jen Schradie was featured in an interview on the topic of the French Presidential Election, stating "we underestimated the role of private digital loops in the presidential campaign".

According to the editor, Joseph Confavreux, from MEDIAPART, the results of the ballot boxes are not those of the social networks, where Éric Zemmour and Jean-Luc Mélenchon seemed to have the advantage. Interview with researcher Jen Schradie, who works on the links between politics and digital infrastructure, at a time when Emmanuel Macron claims to "dismantle" Facebook.

From the article:

"Is the Internet right-wing? This is the question that Jen Schradie answered in the affirmative after observing the elections that brought Donald Trump to power in the United States. In her book, just translated into French, The Illusion of Digital Democracy (Quanto), the researcher indeed shows that, contrary to the founding utopia of the Internet suggesting that its operation would be emancipatory and conducive to progressive ideas, digital infrastructures actually favor the right and the extreme right."

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