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Twitter attacks on Hillary Clinton are about gender, rather than politics

With the campaign for the US presidential nominations in full swing, political discussions on Twitter tend to get heated, sometimes abusive. Candidate Clinton attracts a lot of negative social media attention. It appears that much of the negativism can be attributed to Clinton being a female. Political scientist Rebekah Tromble (Leiden University) and computational sociolinguist Dirk Hovy (University of Copenhagen) analyse how much hostility and sexism Clinton faces on Twitter, as well as who seems to be behind such attacks.

Author
Rebekah Tromble & Dirk Hovy
Date
25 February 2016
Links
Rebekah Tromble & Dirk Hovy, 'These 6 charts show how much sexism Hillary Clinton faces on Twitter', Washington Post

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