According to Tweets, Hilary Will Be the Overlord of the USA

According to Tweets, Hilary Will Be the Overlord of the USA

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Old Moore has predicted for years that Hilary would run for president of the U.S. And one of his main predictions for 2016 is that she would win. While this seemed like a longshot when campaigning started, now, according to an analysis of tweets about the election, it looks like Hilary will be the boss.

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We are all fed up with U.S. politics seeping into our newsfeeds. But there are good things that can come from this intrusion into our delicate European sensibilities… the social media buzz around the U.S. election can be mined for information on how people feel. And this type of sentiment analysis can be put to use in other areas of life. For example, voice-enabled assistants such as iPhone’s Siri could use such software to better determine what the user wants, not just based on what he or she says but how they say it.

So what is the science saying about Hilary? Well, boffins have analysed how Twitter users feel about presidential election. How Donald Trump feels about everyone through Twitter is no mystery, he has used the forum to slag everyone and anyone off for months. (You just keep digging that hole, Donald.) But how do Twitter users feel about Donald Trump?

Computer scientists from the University of Utah’s College of Engineering have developed what they call “sentiment analysis” software that can automatically determine how someone feels based on what they write or say. To test out the accuracy of this software’s machine-learning model, the team used it to analyse the individual sentiments of more than 1.6 million (and counting) geo-tagged tweets about the U.S. presidential election over the last five months. A database of these tweets is then examined to determine whether states and their counties are leaning toward Trump (at the helm of the Republicans) or Clinton (as the boss of the Democrats).

Says Debjyoti Paul, a doctoral student, “We are not just trying to look at the information in the tweets. We are trying to incorporate the emotion with the information.” The data can show scientists the percentage of both positive and negative tweets toward a political party. It can also show surges for a particular type of tweet in the last five months.

So here are some interesting facts about this year’s U.S. presidential election based on a sample of what people are tweeting:

  • Based on the number of positive tweets posted since June toward each party, the computer model predicts that Hillary Clinton will win the presidential election.
  • Republicans sent out 17 percent more political tweets than Democrats.
  • Delaware was the only state in which a majority of tweets from all counties in the state were positive toward the same party – in this case, the Democrats.
  • For the Republicans, South Dakota had the highest percentage of counties in which most of their tweets were positive toward the party (73 percent of the counties).
  • The biggest surge of positive tweets for Republicans was during the Republican National Convention on June 18 and when the video of Donald Trump boasting about groping women was leaked Oct. 7 (presumably defenders of Trump tweeting their support of him).
  • The largest surge of positive tweets for Democrats was after the last two presidential debates and after the New York Times published its story Oct. 1 that Donald Trump avoided paying federal taxes for nearly two decades.
  • Not only did the number of positive tweets for Democrats peak after the last two debates and the Trump federal taxes story, it’s also when the most negative tweets about the Democratic Party were posted.

So hello to better market information, and probably, goodbye to Trump…

 

 

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