Who says what? Analysing the Twitter accounts from Marine Le Pen and Nigel Farage


Image of Marine Le Pen and Nigel Farage (Flickr)

All Europe breathed a sigh of relief when, last Sunday, Marine Le Pen didn’t turn into the new French Prime Minister, being Emmanuel Macron the one to carry with that responsibility.

However, the National Front in France has become in the second political force and the second with a higher number of voters, and the charisma of Le Pen has the answer.

In the same way that Nigel Farage did in the UK during the eferendum, she has been able to win the rural vote, with strong speeches and clear ideas.

But how these politicians spread their message in a powerful platform like Twitter?

In the last three weeks, I’ve been collecting every tweet from Farage and Le Pen (on Google Spreadsheet), to show and compare what they say and how often. During this period, I took ,as example, all the tweets of the tweets from fie different days, and this is what I got:

1. Marine Le Pen write more often than Farage. She wrote, during those five days, 158 tweet, and Farage 36. However, this happened during the French campaign, so it is logic to think that Marine Le Pen had more to say and she wrote more tweets.


2.They mentioned the word immigration, but not much. Both of them said this word less than ten times, but proportionally Farage said it more ( an 11.11% of their tweets have the word migration or immigration).


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 3. They repeat often words related to terrorism or Islam . Again, Marine Le Pen said this more than Farage, but just for the high amount of tweets that she write. Regarding the number of tweets, both repeated these words almost equally.

                        ISLAM ISIS OR TERRORISM

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Moreover, among all the things said by both politicians, what they have repeated the most is…


With this analysis, I can confirm how politicised  are the speeches and the ideas of Marine Le Pen and Nigel Farage  in social networks, showing a clear Nationalist predilection, the same that have been showing for the past decade.

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