irish abortion referendum RepealThe8th SaveThe8th JoinTheRebellion HomeToVote 8thRef LoveBoth MyBodyMyChoice
level of skepticism
1:30 PM - 21 May 2018
59,798 (out of 125,919 total)
21,422 (out of 34,900 total)
optional kw threshold
contains all required?
12:00 AM - 12 May 2018 to None
irish abortion referendum, RepealThe8th, SaveThe8th, JoinTheRebellion, HomeToVote, 8thRef, LoveBoth, MyBodyMyChoice
search term counts
irish abortion referendum (8614 tweets), RepealThe8th (49990 tweets), SaveThe8th (49662 tweets), JoinTheRebellion (3964 tweets), HomeToVote (4628 tweets), 8thRef (10621 tweets), LoveBoth (12340 tweets), MyBodyMyChoice (1686 tweets)
Comment: Ireland preparing for a May 25, 2018, referendum regarding the repeal of the 8th amendment that grants equal rights to a mother and her unborn baby. The co-retweeted graph shows strong signs of polarization and the timeline shows spamming and bot activity.
This work was funded by the National Science Foundation (Grant No. 1117693) and Wellesley College
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