Hate Tweets

The Geography Of Hate Speech On Twitter

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The map above shows the origins of hate speech, in particular the use of homophobic language used on Twitter.

A project by Dr. Monica Stephens of Humboldt State University is to map the locations of hate speech from around the country. Stephens and her team analyzed over 150,000 tweets and categorized the language used into three categories: homophobic, racist and disability. The interactive website allows users to look at the map of hate based on type of language and specific words used, such as faggot or cripple.

The project is similar to NoHomophobes.com. The site, created by University of Alberta, tracked the use of gay slurs on Twitter.