Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday February 17, 2016

Study: Twitter Is Poor At Predicting Election Results

Why would anyone think that Twitter was an accurate source for measuring political support and predicting election results in the first place?

The article published in the Social Science Computer Review found that Twitter data is noisy and noted that the user base does not represent the voting public. And more than measuring candidate or party support, Twitter data is more likely just measuring public attention.