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In France, Tension as Facebook and Twitter Enter Presidential Politics

BY Antonella Napolitano | Tuesday, February 21 2012

One of the suspended Sarkozy parody accounts after the reinstatement

The French presidential campaign started last Wednesday night when President Nicolas Sarkozy officially announced his candidacy on the national TV network TF1. But it took less than a week for the campaign to become a heated battle online. Read More

Is The road To The Elysee Passing By Twitter?

BY Antonella Napolitano | Thursday, October 27 2011

After the Socialist primary election that happened earlier this month, the French presidential campaign is heating up and social media are being used by both parties in what can be seen as the second social media ... Read More

French Election Shows the Limits of User-Generated Content

BY Colin Delany | Monday, May 21 2007

In a discussion about the recent French presidential election at the Personal Democracy Forum unConference this past Saturday, Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry presented an interesting thesis: not only did Ségolène Royal's ... Read More

Daily Digest: 5/8/07

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, May 8 2007

The Web on the Candidates Joe Anthony, the creator of an unofficial MySpace Barack Obama profile who had a well-documented brush-up with the Obama campaign over control of the profile, has decided to take down his old ... Read More

Le Internet campaign

BY Editors | Wednesday, April 11 2007

To the outside observer, France's 2007 race for president has a lot in common with the 2008 race in the U.S. Like in the U.S., it's wide open: for the first time since 1974, no candidate is an incumbent prime minister or ... Read More

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