The Use of Twitter during the 2009 German National Election

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JÜRGENS, Pascal, Andreas JUNGHERR, 2015. The Use of Twitter during the 2009 German National Election. In: German Politics. 24(4), pp. 469-490. ISSN 0964-4008. eISSN 1743-8993. Available under: doi: 10.1080/09644008.2015.1116522

@article{Jurgens2015-12-17Twitt-36430, title={The Use of Twitter during the 2009 German National Election}, year={2015}, doi={10.1080/09644008.2015.1116522}, number={4}, volume={24}, issn={0964-4008}, journal={German Politics}, pages={469--490}, author={Jürgens, Pascal and Jungherr, Andreas} }

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