Geography of Hate Attracts International Media Atttention - Humboldt State Now

Geography of Hate Attracts International Media Atttention

Geography professor Monica Stephens' 'Geography of Hate' map has attracted national and international media attention, from news website "Mashable":http://mashable.com/2013/05/13/geography-of-hate/?hubRefSrc=permalink#lf_comment=73688962 to German national newspaper "Die Zeit":http://blog.zeit.de/open-data/2013/05/13/hate-map-twitter/.

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Stephens and three of her undergrads took a look at 150,000 tweets that used racist, homophobic or anti-disabled slurs from June 2012 to April 2013. What they found is a high concentration of hate speech—like the n-word and the f-word—in isolated areas.

Here’s a round-up of some of the media coverage:

Gawker — Map of Twitter Racism Shows Twitter is Racist Everywhere

Mashable — ‘Geography of Hate’ Maps Racist, Homophobic, Ableist Tweets

Huffington Post — Twitter Hate Speech Map Pinpoints Racist, Homophobic Hotspots Across U.S.

Atlantic Cities — Where Americans Tweet Messages of Hate

The Guardian — Mapping Hate Speech

Die Zeit — Hate Map Twitter

The Daily Mail — The racist map of America