BASEES Annual Conference 2022

Russian media's digital echo chambers on the French speaking Internet : a cartography

Fri8  Apr03:00pm(20 mins)


This contribution aims to explore the vast ecosystem of websites, blogs and forums that spreads most of Russian media's contents across the French-speaking Internet. It is the result of a years-long research dedicated to the development of new methods of digital cartography and geography. On the basis of the data collected, it has been possible to establish an initial general map of the circulation paths of Russian contents, its relays and the discursive strategies used by the various players involved. In addition to its typological dimension, this presentation also aims to highlight the methodological possibilities made available by the use of protocols at the intersection of data science and geopolitics in the context of Russia's digital influence in France, West Africa and French-speaking Canada.