Social Media Society and Law during the Migrant Crisis: three cases from the Italian experience.

University essay from Lunds universitet/Rättssociologiska institutionen

Author: Marco Dal Monte; [2021]

Keywords: Social Sciences;

Abstract: This thesis aims to start from the Branco-Shatz submission aims to analyze the influence of social media in the Legal framework during the migration crisis in Italy through quantitive methods such as data scraping from the comments present in Facebook in public news agencies posts as well as word counting of both the legislation and the comments before mentioned. On top of that, qualitative methods is used in order to understand and interpret the context as well as the conclusions given by the quantitive data. After the utilization of such methods, it emerged that the Italian narrative in social media and legislation seems to collide, first in depicting the migrants as an economic threat, and secondly in criminalizing them. In both cases, a clear dehumanization of the individual is achieved.

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