Livino Virgínio Pinheiro Neto
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I am a student in the PhD program in Communication Sciences at ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. In my current research, I am analyzing the discourse of populist leaders, namely Donald Trump, Matteo Salvini and Jair Bolsonaro in their Twitter accounts, on topics related to the environmental crisis and the climate crisis. I try to understand how these themes are related to the ideological structure of the discourse of these leaders and how Twitter is mobilized in a perspective of disputing hegemony and occupation of a supposed online public sphere. In my master's thesis I interpreted the discursive performance in the publications made on the official Twitter account of Jair Bolsonaro during the 2018 Brazilian presidential election, observing the discursive strategy adopted by this political subject in this online social network and its relationship with an ideological perspective of power struggle.