Social Media, Sentiment and Public Opinions: Evidence from #Brexit and #Uselection

@article{Gorodnichenko2018SocialMS,
  title={Social Media, Sentiment and Public Opinions: Evidence from \#Brexit and \#Uselection},
  author={Yuriy Gorodnichenko and Tho Pham and Oleksandr Talavera},
  journal={NBER Working Paper Series},
  year={2018}
}
This paper studies information diffusion in social media and the role of information dissemination in shaping public opinions. Using Twitter data on the 2016 EU Referendum and the 2016 US Presidential Election, we find that information about these two events is spread quickly on Twitter, most likely within 1-2 hours. There are also interactions among different types of Twitter agents in spreading information with a considerable spillover from bot to human tweeting activities. However, the… 
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