Algorithm-driven populism: An introduction

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Ayres França, L., & Ferreira de Abreu, C. A. (2022). Algorithm-driven populism: An introduction: Populizm oparty na algorytmach. Wprowadzenie. Archiwum Kryminologii, (XLIV/1), 229–251.


This paper introduces the concept of algorithm-driven populism, considering whether it has a consonant or a conflicting relation with liberal democracy. The overall argument is that social media platforms are not just new media used by populists; algorithms have co-constituted a new form of populism. Based on a literature review that connected different fields of research together in order to elucidate the relation between populism and digital media, this article details a few important features of social media platforms, examining how they set up specific affordances that endanger the values of liberal democracy.


Niniejszy artykuł wprowadza pojęcie populizmu opartego na algorytmach, zastanawiając się, czy ma ono związek z liberalną demokracją, czy jest z nią raczej sprzeczne. Generalna teza zakłada, że media społecznościowe to nie tylko nowe media, które wykorzystują populiści. To znacznie więcej, bowiem algorytmy wzięły udział w stworzeniu nowej formy populizmu. Na podstawie przeglądu literatury, który uwzględniał badania przeprowadzone w różnych dziedzinach nauki, by wyjaśnić związek między populizmem a mediami cyfrowymi, artykuł eksponuje kilka istotnych cech platform mediów społecznościowych, jak również analizuje zagadnienie wpływu utworzenia konkretnych afordancji na zagrożenie wartości liberalnej demokracji.
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