The right to speak and the request to remain silent: who owns politicians’ Facebook pages?

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Abstract

This article discusses four types of silencing used by ordinary citizens against Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in comments on his Facebook posts: general silencing in this communication channel aimed at preventing his writing on Facebook; thematic silencing intended to prevent him from speaking on certain issues; metalinguistic silencing aimed at preventing Netanyahu from speaking in certain ways; and meta-pragmatic silencing designed to prevent him from speaking in order to fulfill certain communicational functions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-43
Number of pages18
JournalIsrael Affairs
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Jan 2020

Keywords

  • Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Facebook
  • Israel
  • Silencing
  • politeness
  • politicians’ Facebook posts
  • readers’ online comments

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