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How to tell whether a Twitter user is pro-choice or pro-life without reading any of their tweets

From Quartz:

By analyzing more than 100,000 tweets published throughout this heated debate, we’ve identified how the movement spread, initially through the feminist and conservative communities and then to a dense cluster of users labeling themselves as #Gamergate. Additionally, we show how we can accurately infer a user’s views on abortion using their connections to other users—without ever reading their tweets or profile.

Read the rest at Quartz.

Posted on October 29, 2015 in
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