My proposed research focuses on how language is used on Twitter disinformation accounts to authenticate identity performances. I will focus specifically on the use of metadata (profile information such as usernames), affiliative hashtag use, and other language features associated with certain social groups (e.g. vernacular forms).
Start date:October 2017
Research Topic:Styling authenticity on Twitter disinformation accounts
Research Supervisor:Dr Tereza Spilioti
Supervising school:School of English, Communication & Philosophy, Cardiff University
Primary funding source:ESRC studentship