Correlations Between Social Media and the 2020 Presidential Election
Here is the data, make your own conclusions.
The 2016 election showed us the effects that social media had on the presidential election. Here we can look at trending twitter hashtags as they relate to one of the two major political parties as we near the 2020 election. It is believed, by some, that any press is good press and this may be true for twitter trends as well.
So what does it mean to be “Top Trending”? A hashtag is considered to be top trending if it is one of the top 50 most tweeted hashtag, by volumne, for the day. A hashtag is categorized as democratic if it contains any of the following words: ‘joebiden’, ‘biden’, ‘kamalaharris’, ‘harris’, ‘democrat’. A hashtag is categorized as republican if it contains any of the following words: ‘donaldtrump’, ‘trump’, ‘mikepence’, ‘pence’, ‘republican’. Remember, hashtags do not contain spaces and the categorization search terms, previously listed, do not either.
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