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🗣The megaphonic power of social networks

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Group 1: 23547 tweets (1–12 Nov 2016); Group 2: 21637 tweets (1–12 Nov 2016)

Group 1: #benghazi, #AmericaFirst, #CrookedHillary, #DrainTheSwamp, #lockherup, #PodestaEmails, #projectveritas, #riggedelection, #wakeupamerica, #maga3x

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Group 1 hashtag sample flow graph by number of tweets (01 Nov — 12 Nov 2016)
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Group 1 hashtag activity network, filtered by top 20% of Twitter accounts by total tweet volume (1 Nov 16 to 12 Nov 16)
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#podestaemails hashtag activity network, filtered by top 20% of Twitter accounts by total tweet volume (1 Nov 16 to 12 Nov 16)
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#lockherup and #maga3x hashtag activity networks, filtered by top 20% of accounts by total tweet volume (1 Nov 16 to 12 Nov 16)
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#americafirst hashtag activity network, filtered by top 20% of Twitter accounts by total tweet volume (1 Nov 16 to 12 Nov 16)
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#benghazi and #crookedhillary hashtag activity networks, filtered by top 20% of accounts by total tweet volume (1 Nov 16 to 12 Nov 16)
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#draintheswamp hashtag activity network, filtered by top 20% of accounts by total tweet volume (1 Nov 16 to 12 Nov 16)
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Group 1 hashtag co-occurence network, isolated by individual account (1 Nov 16 to 12 Nov 16)
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Distribution of tweets by day and time
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Group 1 hashtag co-occurence networks, isolated by individual accounts (1 Nov 16 to 12 Nov 16)

Group 2: #MAGA, #MakeAmericaGreatAgain, #maga3x, #Trump, #Trump2016, #TrumpPence16, #Trumptrain, #VoterFraud, #votetrump, and #tcot

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Group 2 hashtag sample flow graph by number of tweets (01 Nov — 12 Nov 2016)
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Group 2 hashtag “activity network,” filtered by top 20% of accounts by total tweet volume (1 Nov 16 to 12 Nov 16)
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#maga hashtag network filtered by top 20% of accounts by total tweet volume (1 Nov 16 to 12 Nov 16)
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#tcot and #trump2016 hashtag activity networks, filtered by top 20% of accounts by total tweet volume (1 Nov 16 to 12 Nov 16)

Group 2: Most visible accounts across hashtags by total tweet volume

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Group 2 hashtag co-occurence network, isolated by individual account (1 Nov 16 to 12 Nov 16)
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Distribution of posts for amrightnow on Twitter
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Group 2 hashtag co-occurence networks, isolated by individual accounts (1 Nov 16 to 12 Nov 16)
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Co-occuring hashtags found in “pro-Trump” hashtagged tweets (1 Nov-12 Nov 2016)

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Professor and researcher in news, journalism, and #hashtags. Award-nominated data journalist. Media, communication, and technology.

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