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More positive, assertive and forward-looking: how Leave won Twitter

Matsuo, Akitaka and Benoit, Kenneth (2017) More positive, assertive and forward-looking: how Leave won Twitter. LSE Brexit (16 Mar 2017). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

How did people talk about the EU referendum on Twitter? Akitaka Matsuo and Kenneth Benoit (left) analysed 23m tweets about Brexit, and found salient differences between Leave and Remain supporters. People who backed Leave were more likely to use positive, assertive and forward-looking language. They also tended to follow politicians and campaigning accounts, while Remain supporters were more likely to follow journalists. Overall, Leave were in a better position on Twitter.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Departments > Methodology
Collections > LSE Brexit
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2017 14:03
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2017 14:07
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72833

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