Study: Twitter is poor at predicting election results

Tuesday, 16. February 2016
The Hill

(...) "'As of now there is no convincing argument why the volume of Twitter mentions should be connected to election results,' said Andreas Jungherr of the University Mannheim in Germany, one of the article’s authors. 'The only evidence proponents point to are a few selected case studies in which some carefully selected Twitter-metrics could be shown to be related to some selected metric of electoral success.'" (...)

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