Ponnurangam Kumaraguru “PK” Profile picture
#ProfGiri @iiit_hyderabad Visiting Prof @IITKanpur Adjunct @IIITDelhi. @Indiaacm Council Member TEDx Speaker Alumni @CarnegieMellon @bitspilaniindia
22 Jul
🎉🎉 Our paper “A Virus Has No Religion”: Analyzing Islamophobia on Twitter During the COVID-19 Outbreak, accepted at @ACMHT 🎉🎉 Work with amazing students @mohit__30 @ManvithReddy18 @shradhasgl @reallysaurabh #IIITStudentsRock
Pre-print: arxiv.org/pdf/2107.05104…
Findings 🧵
We study the rise of Islamophobia on Twitter during the pandemic. We make public the CoronaIslam dataset precog.iiitd.edu.in/resources.html with 410,990 tweets from Feb-May’20. 2000 tweets annotated as hateful and non-hateful for a binary Islamophobia-classifier
We find a link in online & offline behaviour with spikes in online tweets occurring around major real-world events. Most hateful tweets were made when news reports linked Tablighi Jamaat congregation to the spread of #COVID19. Graph with temporal spikes 📉 and table of events 👇
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18 Apr 19
First tweet (not posted by a political handle or advertisments) in our data collection with #loksabhaelections2019! First tweet with inked status! #Elections2019 #SocialMedia #VotingRound2 #IndiaElections2019 #ProfGiri #Research #TNElection2019 #OruviralPuratchi
From 0700 - 0830, we have 20,019 tweets (original, retweets, quotes). Around 9,075 unique users posted these tweets with 2,200 users posting original tweets. Most popular hashtags: #LokSabhaElections2019 14774, #TNElection2019 6153, #Elections2019, 3165, #Ajith 2342, #Thala 2186
Most active users with their number of tweets (original, retweets, quotes) posted,
('@RanjanaSiroha', 76),
('@ThalaDhas', 70),
('@Ebinson18', 64),
('@PsYcho_bwy', 61),
('@Thala15111', 59)
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