Dr. Israel Butler

The Civil Liberties Union for Europe

What do we need to know about populist narratives?

Why are populist narratives so effective? Policy analyst Israel Butler reveals the two emotions that populist messaging most often triggers and why populists have an inherent advantage when it comes to the media.

Look out for...

  • Narratives of fear and competition against migrants
  • Social media’s profit-driven algorithms
  • State-owned media
  • Fake news and misinformation