04 Apr We analyzed the impact of the United States´ elections on Twitter with more than 60,000 analyzed tweets
On the nights of November 8th and 9th, the Presidential elections in the United States were celebrated, an important global event that was reflected in social media. With Opileak we analyzed this event, collecting and studying more than 75,000 tweets sent by about 70,000 users, which gives us an average of about 1 tweet per person.
On day 8 in the morning the main hashtag trending on Twitter was #ElectionDay, which accumulated about 5,000 tweets. From the afternoon until the completion of the count, two hashtags dominated, which were: #ElectionNight and #EleccionesEEUU2016, in which among both 20,000 tweets were posted. To the right we see the cloud of searched topics from #ElectionNight and we can see the results like “world war”, “racism”, “homophobia”… Trump is a President who generates quite disparate opinions, especially among minorities.
Of the four candidates of the White House, the two principal candidates are Hillary Clinton and the winner, Donald Trump. The Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, received nearly 2,000 mentions on the last day of elections, which may seem like a lot, but… the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, received around 20,000 mentions to his account, a copious amount. The other two candidates are Gary Johnson, from the Liberterian Party, and Jill Stein of the Green Party. Between both of these much less known candidates, they received around 500 mentions.