Submissions/Getting elected thanks to Wikipedia. Social network influence on politics.

From Wikimania 2012 • Washington, D.C., USA

This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no.


Title of the submission

Getting elected thanks to Wikipedia. How social networks influence politics, politicians and voters.

Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)


Author of the submission
Damian Finol
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Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Wikimedia VE
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Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

How does wikimedia and social networks influence current political races? Governments are using more and more social networks (specially ones like twitter) to get messages across a large voter base. Some governments actually use social network platforms to run governments. Does having a good Wikipedia page help getting elected? This presentation mainly focuses on the effects of Wikipedia and Social Networks on the Venezuelan political landscape, and how the Venezuelan Government uses Twitter to run the government; how political factions use and edit Wikipedia in smear campaigns to get politicians elected and how voters use these social networks to receive answers from their officials.

  • Wikis and the Public Sector
Length of presentation/talk
25 Minutes
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