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Hate heat map shows where racist, homophobic tweets come from
MSN ^ | 5/14/13

Posted on 05/14/2013 6:33:07 AM PDT by pabianice

Ever wondered where those hateful, discriminatory tweets on Twitter were coming from?

A group of researchers from the Floating Sheep project – who also mapped racist tweets surrounding President Barack Obama's re-election – have geotagged racist, homophobic and ableist (directed at disabled people) tweets in the United States and plotted them on an interactive map.

Students at Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif., looked up all the geotagged tweets in North America between June 2012 and April 2013, manually reading and coding the sentiment of each tweet to determine if the given word was used in a positive, negative or neutral way in a project called the "Geography of Hate."

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"Abelist"?

She the map at link. Short version: "hate" is concentrated away from the uber-liberal coasts.

1 posted on 05/14/2013 6:33:07 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

This map proves it. “Hate” tweets are originating from parts of the country that have people in them.


2 posted on 05/14/2013 6:34:32 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

LOL, my first impression.


3 posted on 05/14/2013 6:36:02 AM PDT by seeker41 (Take back your country before it is too late-STOP islamic expansion in the USA)
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To: pabianice

The red parts are what is interesting


4 posted on 05/14/2013 6:37:21 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: pabianice; tx_eggman
Obviously they didn't include "teabagger", "right-wing", "Christian fundamentalist", "bitter clinger", or "patriot" as hate speech.

Otherwise the coasts would light up like a Christmas holiday tree
5 posted on 05/14/2013 6:37:38 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: pabianice
Do they dare plot the locations where Communist and jihadi (yah,I know...same thing) tweets come from?
6 posted on 05/14/2013 6:39:09 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: pabianice

Put me down as a TRUE hater of Communism.

Yeah, it will be a new category for the map-making Libs at Humboldt State, but there still are a few of out here in Flyover Country who HATE Communism - - - .


7 posted on 05/14/2013 6:40:31 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: skeeter

The MIssissippi and Ohio valleys! Oh, my goodness ~ they got most of the peeps!


8 posted on 05/14/2013 6:41:00 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: pabianice

As with all thses studies, “fate” and “bigotry” is defined from the Leftist perspective where whites, heterosexuals, and Christians are predtermined to be hateful while all others are victimns.

Form the article: “Of the geotagged tweets containing hateful slurs, 150,000 of them were determined to have negative connotations. They discovered 41,306 tweets containing the word “nigger” and 95,123 tweets referenced “homo,” among other terms.”

So that’s 150K negative, hateful slurs, and 136K involve “nigger” or “homo”. That leaves only the possibility of 14K anti-white or anti-Christian Tweets, but we all know that researchers would find a lot more than that if this was an honest, non-agenda driven study.


9 posted on 05/14/2013 6:41:41 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: Gay State Conservative

Well, you know. It all really boils down to what these so-called ‘researchers’ define as ‘hate’, doesn’t it?


10 posted on 05/14/2013 6:42:06 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: pabianice

Surprisingly the highest concentration of Abelist tweeting occurred in Cripple Creek Colorado where 1 in 10 tweets included the word cripple.


11 posted on 05/14/2013 6:43:12 AM PDT by DManA
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To: pabianice
Maybe somewhere along the line, someone will point out that you can (and should) hate the sin while loving loving the sinner. After all, that's what the cross stands for - God's love for us and His hatred of sin. The cross with God himself on it was was the only way he could utterly and completely judge and condemn sin without destroying the sinner who he loves.

As with most things, the Left wants confusion, here, mixing hate of sin with hate of the sinner. It's about time we shouted out the difference.

12 posted on 05/14/2013 6:43:19 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: pabianice

Lots of hate-tweeting by illegals crossing Texas border.


13 posted on 05/14/2013 6:43:23 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: pabianice

Lol! My home state of West Virginia is a solid red blob!


14 posted on 05/14/2013 6:45:08 AM PDT by apillar
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To: pabianice

These students were doubtless graded on the number of hateful tweets they were able to count.

I wonder who paid for this exercise in stupidity? Could it have been the US taxpayer?


15 posted on 05/14/2013 6:45:16 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: pabianice

Humboldt State? Those people are so chronically stoned on marijuana they can’t even tie their shoes. Design a non biased study? Analyze data?


17 posted on 05/14/2013 6:46:00 AM PDT by allendale
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To: muawiyah

be sure as to which map you look at.......see post 16............


18 posted on 05/14/2013 6:47:05 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: pabianice

IS this the map the IRS samples their audits with?


20 posted on 05/14/2013 6:47:21 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: skeeter

Exactly.
What a profound waste of time.


21 posted on 05/14/2013 6:48:41 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: pabianice

Kinda funny. When you go to the site and actually zoom in most of the country lacks data or is bluer than it is read.


22 posted on 05/14/2013 6:48:48 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: pabianice

They are using the age-old research axiom of “first draw the lines, then plot the points.”


23 posted on 05/14/2013 6:48:51 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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To: DManA; cripplecreek

Then FR must be on some list somewhere.....


24 posted on 05/14/2013 6:49:31 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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Compare to a pure population heat map. . .


25 posted on 05/14/2013 6:49:46 AM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: apillar

According to the map, even the mountains are racist.


26 posted on 05/14/2013 6:49:54 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: allendale

Hence, sandals.


27 posted on 05/14/2013 6:50:39 AM PDT by sasquatch
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To: Salgak

Just as I suspected. where There are people....


28 posted on 05/14/2013 6:51:43 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: frankenMonkey

Bears are tweeting hate.......and elks as well......


29 posted on 05/14/2013 6:52:38 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Red Badger

Anybody who thinks no tweets using the dreaded “N” word ever come out of Detroit is an idiot. They use it in daily speech there.


30 posted on 05/14/2013 6:54:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: apillar

I didn’t know they had computers in Kentucky. Anyways it seems to be a hate tweet super power


31 posted on 05/14/2013 6:55:54 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

They set the definitions, then run a “study” based on those definitions, then find out the “study” supports their definitions... sorta like evolution.


32 posted on 05/14/2013 6:58:20 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: pabianice

When the tweet is about Obama, do they class it as racist or homophobic or both?


33 posted on 05/14/2013 7:00:11 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: Red Badger

Some of those red blobs look like they’re...

Never mind.


34 posted on 05/14/2013 7:00:35 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: pabianice

Darn!

Despite all my best efforts, I couldn’t move my area into the red color.

Must try harder.


35 posted on 05/14/2013 7:00:51 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: skeeter

Not really. Far more ‘hate tweets’ in West Virginia, for example, than in Boston, NY, or the big CA cities.


36 posted on 05/14/2013 7:02:49 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: DManA

Ha ha.


37 posted on 05/14/2013 7:03:07 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

The n word is most often used by blacks to other blacks (listen to rap music or black comedy some time). How do these brains account for that?


38 posted on 05/14/2013 7:05:37 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: skeeter
I thought this would have ended heat mapping
39 posted on 05/14/2013 7:08:57 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: pabianice

To be expected when the hate criminals are the ones defining their opponents as hateful. go figure.


40 posted on 05/14/2013 7:09:20 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: pabianice

“Hate”, as the Humboldt left defines it.


41 posted on 05/14/2013 7:13:59 AM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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I’d like to see a map of the hateful Sarah Palin tweets.


42 posted on 05/14/2013 7:15:59 AM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: Third Person
Correction... hateful tweets about Sarah Palin.
43 posted on 05/14/2013 7:18:11 AM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: Third Person

I’d like to see the “moonbat/asshat” mapo...so I’d know areas to avoid when traveling.


44 posted on 05/14/2013 7:24:06 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Graewoulf
Add mine

Put me down as a TRUE hater of Communism and liberals.

45 posted on 05/14/2013 7:29:34 AM PDT by llevrok (2013: - Obama vs America. The new cold war)
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To: frankenMonkey

The red spots in Idaho are centered on Heyburn (population 3,000) and a town (Malad? population 2,000) so small it wasn’t even labeled.

I would guess these tweets centered on the recent debates on the acceptance of gays in the LDS church and in the Boy Scouts. The map is skewed because this area has few liberals to balance out conservative and LDS tweeters. There’s a reason the area is locally referred to as “North Utah”.


46 posted on 05/14/2013 7:49:11 AM PDT by Victoria_R (Believers in VERY small government: Count Mountjoy/Benter in 2012!!!)
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To: 9YearLurker

I’m waiting for the ‘knockdown game’ heat map.


47 posted on 05/14/2013 7:55:05 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: pabianice

Looks like some are coming from Mexico, too. Maybe this will convince them to control the border.


48 posted on 05/14/2013 3:23:18 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: Red Badger
Actually, where there are people MINUS where most of the tweets are commercial/PR . . .

As I show in the blog today. . .

Burning Stoopid: the Eat the Rich edition

49 posted on 05/14/2013 4:55:58 PM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Great cartoon!


50 posted on 05/14/2013 5:00:06 PM PDT by x
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