Digital Demagogue: Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Trump and
Twitter, by Christian Fuchs
Thursday, March 1, 2018, 19:00
University of Westminster
309 Regent Street
London W1B 2HW
Organised by Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies, Communication
and Media Research Institute and Pluto Press
Christian Fuchs will be giving an introductory talk to “Digital
Demagogue”, a timely and topical study of the expressions of ideology,
nationalism and authoritarianism in the age of big data, social media
and Donald Trump.
We’re all familiar with the ways that Donald Trump uses digital media to
communicate, from the ridiculous to the terrifying. This book digs
deeper into the use of those tools in politics to show how they have
facilitated the rise of authoritarianism, nationalism, and right-wing
ideologies around the world.
Christian Fuchs applies an updated theoretical framework that draws on
thinkers such as Franz L. Neumann, Rosa Luxemburg, Theodor W. Adorno,
Erich Fromm, Herbert Marcuse, Max Horkheimer, Wilhelm Reich, Leo
Löwenthal and Klaus Theweleit, to show the pernicious role of social
media in the hands of nationalist politicians.
The book is available for pre-order (English: Pluto Press, German: VSA