Saturday, October 10, 2015

Analysis of the Online Abortion Debate

Brian Clifton, Gilad Lotan and I published an analysis of the fierce online debate about abortion. We visualize the spread of the hashtags #ShoutYourAbortion and #ShoutYourAdoption, develop a method for classifying tweeters as pro-choice or pro-life, and show that we can often predict someone's stance with high accuracy -- without ever reading their profile or tweets. Here is Brian's beautiful visualization of the spread of the hashtag.

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