Volume 8, Numéro 2, Pages 928-953
This article seeks to analyze and describe virtual discussions about political issues on Facebook in Algeria, using content analysis of 458 written comments and responses. The post published by “El Biled journal” on Facebook is about a topic related to the draft amendment to the constitution. The study is based on three indicators: justification, reciprocity, and coherence. As results, we found that the justification method was dominated by the expressive character based on superficial expression that is abstract from any arguments. We also note a weakness in the reciprocity and coherence criteria, as most of the comments did not adhere to the publication’s original topic and did not receive many responses. The interaction was with only 39 comments where the offensive method was the most used.
Content analysis ; Facebook ; Virtual discussions ; Virtual public space
Said Houari Amel