At present, there is mainly one intermediate group between parliamentarians and the public on social networks: Parliamentary Assistants (PAs). However, there is a new "intermediary" evolving on social media: chatbots. Through Israeli Knesset PA questionnaires and a public opinion survey we examine the use of chatbots in this parliamentary context – artificially-created discourse indiscernibly mimicking the parliamentarian’s message and style – focusing on how PAs and the public perceive the use of chatbots.
|Title of host publication||The Rhetoric of Political Leadership|
|Subtitle of host publication||Logic and Emotion in Public Discourse|
|Publisher||Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.|
|Number of pages||16|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2020|
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