Political crises caused by authoritarian governments encourage influencers to emerge in the emigrant population. In this regard, this paper addresses transnational communication linked to migration processes. Using a theoretical framework that revolves around the notion of an intermediary-based on classical communication theories-it delves into public opinion, pluralism and disinformation, and examines the reception of the disinformation in terms of moral systems and emotional responses. Specifically, a qualitative analysis is made of material posted on YouTube by two Venezuelan emigrant influencers about Juan Guaido's self-proclamation as acting president in January 2019. The focus is on the resources they use to establish themselves as discursive authorities about the political discussion from outside the country.
|Translated title of the contribution||Migrants casting themselves as discourse leaders: "What's happening in Venezuela?"|
|Number of pages||23|
|Journal||Revista CIDOB d'Afers Internacionals|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Apr 2020|