European Elections 2024

DRI is monitoring and reporting on discourse on Facebook and Instagram surrounding the European Parliament elections across 8 countries, namely: Italy, France, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Sweden, Spain and Poland. Our research focuses on political entities, media, CSOs and other non-institutional stakeholders. In the dashboards below, explore our findings regarding the level of toxicity in public discourse and the narratives that shaped discussions surrounding the elections in each of these countries.


Young voters
With the lowering of the voting age across multiple EU countries, the role of young voters is more crucial than ever for the EP 2024 elections. With their passion for climate action, digital rights, and social justice, young voters can reshape the political landscape and drive transformative change in the European Parliament. At the same time, many are gravitating towards right-wing parties. As part of a joint research project with the Foundation for European Progressive Studies and the Friedrich-Ebert- Stiftung, we examined the extent of targeting of young voters and which topics politicians most frequently used when targeting them in Spain, Sweden, Poland, Hungary and Germany.

From Slovakia to Argentina, generative AI has already demonstrated its capacity to mislead and influence public opinion during pivotal electoral processes. With its increasing prevalence and ease of creation and deployment, whether in audio, visual or written form, generative AI will continue flooding and influencing online discourse during critical moments for democracy. Explore our findings of some of the most striking use-cases of generative AI by politicians ahead of the EP 2024 elections.
This analysis is supported by the Kofi Annan Foundation.

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