How often has the hashtag #paybackthemoney been used on Twitter around Jacob Zuma’s 2015 State of the Nation Address to the South African parliament? Who were the most influential tweeters in the trolling attacks on Serbia’s ombudsman?
These are just two of the questions MeCoDEM researchers tackled in their analyses of social media’s contribution to the dynamics of democratisation conflicts in Egypt, Serbia, South Africa and Kenya. They used “Mecodify” – a tool developed as part of MeCoDEM’s work package “ICTs and democratisation conflicts” – which helps to extract, analyse and visualise tweets in relation to particular events. Mecodify is now available for public use.
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