MillerComm – Framing the Global Immigrant Challenge: Evidence from Elected Representatives’ Tweets

CGS proudly hosted MillerComm 2020: Framing the Global Immigrant Challenge: Evidence from Elected Representatives’ Tweets presented by David D. Laitin on  October 17th, 2019.

Event Description: 
Professor Laitin’s presentation applied text analysis and machine learning tools to an analysis of social media, to determine where migration issues were most salient, whether the messages focused on economic challenges or legal rights, and whether sentiments changed with significant events, such as terrorist attacks or mass deaths of drowned asylum seekers. By analyzing the data from millions of tweets sent by elected representatives on issues relating to immigration and refugees, Professor Laitin defined a measurable pulse of how elites across the globe represent the immigration issue to their constituents.

 

 

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