Oleh Ismail Fahmi
How the conversation about George Floyd happened in Twitter?
I will analyse its trend, social network analysis, top influencers, emotion analysis, bot analysis, hashtags, and narratives.
VOLUME AND TREND
Keyword for this analysis: "George Floyd" only. Data collection from Twitter stream was started on the 30th of May. We got more than 300k mentions a day only for this keyword. Total collected conversation 729k mentions.
Using Plutchik's emotion wheel, we got interesting emotion trend from 28 May - 1 June. In the beginning people are angry for the death of GF. Many expressed happiness and support for the peaceful protests. These happened until 30th of May. Then...
Then the protests became violent and anarchist. Many people including those who initially supporting the protests, expressed their sadness for the turn, on the 31st May. And on the 1st June, there distrust toward the violent protests were in the name of #GeorgeFloyd, and ..
and many people believe that Russia military intelligence is behind the police officer, to choke #GeorgeFloyd.
Emotion analysis from the 28 May - 1 June conversation data shows the four main emotions: 1. Trust 2. Sadness 3. Anger 4. Joy Looked at the trend, the emotions were started from Anger (for the death), Joy ( for the peaceful protests), Sadness (for the riots), and dis-Trust.
SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS
From 25 May - 1 June, we got 562K links for mentions and retweets between Twitter users about #GeorgeFloyd. The SNA graph below shows that there is one big central cluster w/ top influencers: @BarackObama, @PeterAlexander, @NYGovCuomo, @KamalaHarris.
PRO TRUMP CLUSTER
Outside the central cluster, there is Pro Trump Cluster, w/ top influencers: @realDonaldTrump, @FLOTUS, @PressSec, @WhiteHouse, @benshapiro, @RealCandaceO, @GeorgePapa19, @ScottPresler, @w_terrence, @BernardKerik, and @BreitbartNews.
SNA ZOOMED: CENTRAL CLUSTER
Other top influencers in the central clusters are @AndrewYang, @MasterTes, @JenniferJJacobs, @princesabresha, @ishathepoet, @AOC, @JoyAnnReid, @eugenegu, @triniricanbruja, @gwsgab, @Yamiche, @YourAnonCentral, etc.
The MSM accounts are also in the central cluster, indicating that their reports were shared there. We can see them in the SNA map: @Reuters, @NBCNews, @CBSNews, @ABC, @TIME, @BBCWorld, @TMZ, etc. There are also @nowthisnews, @spectatorindex, & @TheDailyShow.
TOP 5 INFLUENCERS
Globally, the top 5 influencers (by total number of retweets) for conversation about #GeorgeFloyd from 25 May - 1 June are:
TOP 100 INFLUENCERS
More top influencers for #GeorgeFloyd conversation can be found here.
TOP 135 INFLUENCER AVATARS
Here are more influencers based on the number of retweets they received for conversation about #GeorgeFloyd, in the form of their avatars.
TOP 5 MOST IMPACTFUL ACCOUNTS
We measure impacts from the number of posts multiplied by the number of followers. The bigger the accounts, the more impactful they are. The top 5 about #GeorgeFloyd are:
TOP 30 IMPACTFUL ACCOUNTS ‘GEORGE FLOYD’
All of them are from the mainstream media accounts, except @realDonaldTrump.
MOST SHARED IMAGES ‘GEORGE FLOYD’
These thumbnails are the most shared images (retweted) in Twitter. The top 5 images are from:
1. @BarackObama (8M RTs)
2. @HSHQ (93k)
3. @SportsCenter (39k)
4. @lexandre (36k)
5. @nowthisnews (31k).
MOST SHARED VIDEOS ‘GEORGE FLOYD’
These thumbnails are the most shared videos (retweted) in Twitter. The top 5 images are from:
1. @Mufaa6 (139k RTs)
2. @BleacherReport (10k)
3. @4TheCulture____ (8k)
4. @RealCandaceO (5k)
5. @marinaadias (4k).
MOST RETWEETED ‘GEORGE FLOYD’ (1-5)
What are the most popular narratives (by most retweeted status)?
1. @BarackObama - his statement
2. @seulqx - ask to spread a taken down video
3. @princesabresha - the protests are not only for GF
4. @ishathepoet - curfew
MOST RETWEETED ‘GEORGE FLOYD’ (6-10)
6. @Harry_Styles - Justice for #GeorgeFloyd
7. @gwsgab - divorce filing by the police's wife
8. @charitieropati - same police kill Alaska Native man
9. @AOC - it was murder
10. @jhsalanle - police arrested 14 yo protesting girl
MOST RETWEETED ‘GEORGE FLOYD’ (11-15)
11. @ZachStafford - a black journalist was arrested before
12. @gldnicarus - if GF was white
13. @babievminkook - GF, Gentle Giant
14. @fras99 - white want justice for GF?
15. @YourAnonCentral - sec forces pulled facemask & pp spraying.
MOST RETWEETED ‘GEORGE FLOYD’ (16-20)
16. @EILISHGRANDE - murdered bc of black
17. @realDonaldTrump - "Organized Groups"
18. @realDonaldTrump - Respect GF memory
19. @mimiezinne - GF & the police worked together for 17 yrs
20. @triniricanbruja - share GF picture.
MOST SHARED SITES ‘GEORGE FLOYD’
What are the most shared web sites for #GeorgeFloyd?
1. http://Change.org (http://chng.it)
This shows that the solidarity for GF and the voices for change is huge.
TOP HASHTAGS The top Hashtags related to George Floyd are:
11. #riots2020 ..
Is the conversation driven by bots or natural by human?
Our system uses the open API from @Botometer to analyze the bot score of the users. From the 657k active users in our collection, we have analyzed 7% of them. The total score is 1.68, indicating by Human.