Twitter Hate Speech Map Pinpoints Racist, Homophobic Hotspots Across U.S.



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he most hateful tweeters in the United States tend to live in the eastern half of the country, according to a new map that pinpoints hate speech from Twitter across country.

The map, created by geography students at Humboldt State University in California, looks at more than 150,000 geocoded tweets (tweets that say where the user is located) between June 2012 and April 2013, sorting for those that contained a racist, homophobic or anti-disability word. The researchers then decided whether or not the tweet was using the word in a hateful way.

Explore the map for yourself on the project’s website.

Adapted From Huffington Post

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