Twitter Hate In The USA


hate1wetbackhate3queerhate2For the last year, assistant geography professor Dr Monica Stephens of Humboldt State University and Floating Sheep, and her team have been researching ‘geographic user-generated content including the gendered divisions in Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI), digital divides, and online censorship of social media.’

The results have generated a series of Google Map visualisations called The Geography of Hate, mapping more than 150,000 geotagged tweets in North America that contain homophobic, racist or ableist language.

The Floating Sheep team includes former Trinity College, Dublin lecturer Mark Graham who, incidentally, is looking for a researcher to join him at the Oxford Internet Institute for studies on Wikipedia and digital engagement in Britain.

MORE ANALYSIS: The Geography of Hate (Floating Sheep)


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