Digital Cultural Capital as a Counter-Hegemonic Tool in Turkey

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Dağhan Irak Turkey has been under the spotlight regarding its social media use since the 2010s. The country has 41 million Facebook users, which corresponds to a penetration rate of 52. 8 per cent, 15 points higher than the European average. According to a 2015 survey by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, among 18 developed nations, urban Turkey ranks first in using social media as a news source (67 per cent) , using Facebook as a news source (69 per cent) , and using Twitter as a news source (33 per cent) while it ranks last in trust of the media. Meanwhile, the Turkish government led by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, following the 2013 Gezi Park protests (where the number of retweeted messages skyrocketed over 15 million) , caught the eyes of the international community with its repeated ban attempts and content removal requests on Twitter and Facebook,...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAuthoritarian Politics in Turkey
Subtitle of host publicationElections, Resistance and the AKP
EditorsBahar Başer, Ahmet Erdi Öztürk
PublisherI.B. Tauris
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781350985438 , 9781786732279
ISBN (Print)9781784538002
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLibrary of Modern Turkey
PublisherBloomsbury Academic


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