Trying to predict the election? Forget about Twitter, study concludes

Wednesday, 17. February 2016
The Guardian

(...) "Twitter mentions are not a reliable way too predict elections and only indicate whether candidates are creating interest, not how many votes they will receive, a study has concluded. (...) The study in Social Science Computer Review focused on the 2013 German federal election and found that Twitter data was a more accurate measure of the level of interest in candidates than the level of support they would receive." (...)

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