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Younus, A,Qureshi, MA,Saeed, M,Touheed, N,O'Riordan, C,Pasi, G,
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Election Trolling: Analyzing Sentiment in Tweets during Pakistan Elections 2013
2014
November
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The use of Twitter as a discussion platform for political issues has led researchers to study its role in predicting election outcomes. This work studies a much neglected aspect of politics on Twitter namely "election trolling" whereby supporters of different political parties attack each other during election campaigns. We also propose a novel strategy to detect terms that are usually not associated with sentiment but are introduced by supporters of political parties to attack the opposing party. We demonstrate a lack of political maturity as evidenced through high percentage of political attacks in a developing region such as Pakistan.
10.1145/2567948.2577352
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