Twitter, Public Opinion, and the 2011 Nigerian Presidential Election

Social Computing, 2013, Pages 311-320.

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This paper analyzes a corpus of Nigerian Tweets collected during the run-up to the 2011 Nigerian Presidential election and compares it with official election returns and polling data. We found that counts of the mentions on Twitter of the two major candidates correlated strongly with polling and election results when compared across the c...More

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