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#Coronavirus or #Chinesevirus?!: Understanding the negative sentiment reflected in Tweets with racist hashtags across the development of COVID-19

@article{Pei2020CoronavirusO,
  title={#Coronavirus or #Chinesevirus?!: Understanding the negative sentiment reflected in Tweets with racist hashtags across the development of COVID-19},
  author={Xin Pei and Deval Mehta},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2020},
  volume={abs/2005.08224}
}
  • Xin Pei, Deval Mehta
  • Published 2020
  • Computer Science
  • ArXiv
  • Situated in the global outbreak of COVID-19, our study enriches the discussion concerning the emergent racism and xenophobia on social media. With big data extracted from Twitter, we focus on the analysis of negative sentiment reflected in tweets marked with racist hashtags, as racism and xenophobia are more likely to be delivered via the negative sentiment. Especially, we propose a stage-based approach to capture how the negative sentiment changes along with the three development stages of… CONTINUE READING

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