Identifying Stance by Analyzing Political Discourse on Twitter

  title={Identifying Stance by Analyzing Political Discourse on Twitter},
  author={Kristen Johnson and Dan Goldwasser},
Politicians often use Twitter to express their beliefs, stances on current political issues, and reactions concerning national and international events. Since politicians are scrutinized for what they choose or neglect to say, they craft their statements carefully. Thus despite the limited length of tweets, their content is highly indicative of a politician’s stances. We present a weakly supervised method for understanding the stances held by politicians, on a wide array of issues, by analyzing… CONTINUE READING