Pre-election Monitoring of Facebook in the Slovak Information Space Final Report
The elections to the National Council of the Slovak Republic have taken place on September 30. While various factors influenced the election results, the online information space, where potential voters have been actively engaging with content, stands out prominently. GLOBSEC has been regularly publishing reports leading up to the election date, analyzing key narratives, themes, and actors across various groups on Slovakia’s most popular social media platform, Facebook. This final report focuses on problematic sources and political actors, analyzing trends and the most discussed topics that have resonated with the Slovak society over the last three months of this crucial pre-election period.
The monitoring covers the period from July 1st to September 15th, 2023, reflecting the pre-election campaign of political parties. It analyzes top 20 posts in terms of interactions published by problematic sources and political actors for each week during the monitored period (more details on source selection can be found in the methodology on page 16). Over the course of 11 weeks of monitoring, a total of 440 posts were thoroughly analyzed, comprising 220 posts for each monitored group.”
Read the report below.