The untold story of USA presidential elections in 2016 - Insights from twitter analytics

Purva Grover, Arpan Kumar Kar, Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Marijn Janssen

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Abstract

Elections are the most critical events for any nation and paves the path for future growth and prosperity of the economy. Due to its high impact, a lot of discussions take place among all stakeholders in social media. In this study, we attempt to examine the discussions surrounding USA Election, 2016 in Twitter. Further we highlight some of the domains influencing the voter behaviour by applying the outcome of Twitter analytics to Newman and Sheth’s model of Voter Choice. Through the analysis of 784,153 tweets from 287,838 users over 18 weeks, we present interesting findings on what may have affected the polarization of USA elections.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Nations – Smart Cities, Innovation, and Sustainability - 16th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2017, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer
Pages339-350
Number of pages12
Volume10595 LNCS
ISBN (Print)9783319685564
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event16th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2017 - Delhi, India
Duration: 21 Nov 201723 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10595 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference16th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2017
CountryIndia
CityDelhi
Period21/11/1723/11/17

Keywords

  • Information propagation
  • Public policy
  • Social media
  • Social media analytics
  • Twitter analytics

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