This project examines political communication on Twitter around various issues from different countries. Using the research approach described here, the project seeks to identify correlation between conversation patterns and developments on the ground. It also attempts to infer from the hashtags contentions and and grievances and from the mentions the stakeholders as perceived by the users participating in the conversation. It identifies the websites informing the conversation and test if they happen to be blocked in the country of interest, where most tweets are posted from, and the countries that have the greatest influence on the conversation. This will serve to find out if there are relationships between geographic propinquity and topical attention.
Case studies (more cases will be added soon):
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