General Election 2017 – A Twitter analysis

7 June 2017

Brexit is the most popular policy issue in the UK’s General Election on Twitter, eclipsing even the NHS, and rarely dropping out of the top three most popular hashtags in the last month, new research from The UK in a Changing Europe’s Professor Laura Cram has found.

Brexit is overall the fourth most common hashtag employed (935,456) in the discussion of the General Election. It is the top policy issue and is employed more than twice as often as the next issue of significance, the NHS (420,092).

The General Election 2017 – A Twitter Analysis is by Laura Cram, Clare Llewellyn, Robin Hill and Walid Magdy from the University of Edinburgh.

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The views expressed in this research paper are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the UK in a Changing Europe initiative.

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