Tweets collected and analysed from early April to mid-June showed that positive sentiments exceeded fear when it came to coronavirus postings on social media. Photo: AP Tweets collected and analysed from early April to mid-June showed that positive sentiments exceeded fear when it came to coronavirus postings on social media. Photo: AP
Tweets collected and analysed from early April to mid-June showed that positive sentiments exceeded fear when it came to coronavirus postings on social media. Photo: AP

On Twitter, fear of the coronavirus pandemic has given way to anger, sadness and hope, study finds

  • Tweets from more than seven million unique users from January 28 to April 9 were collected, using keywords ‘wuhan,’ ‘corona,’ ‘nCov,’ and ‘covid’
  • The pandemic, which first broke out in Wuhan, central China, last December, took 100 days to reach 1 million cases globally

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Tweets collected and analysed from early April to mid-June showed that positive sentiments exceeded fear when it came to coronavirus postings on social media. Photo: AP Tweets collected and analysed from early April to mid-June showed that positive sentiments exceeded fear when it came to coronavirus postings on social media. Photo: AP
Tweets collected and analysed from early April to mid-June showed that positive sentiments exceeded fear when it came to coronavirus postings on social media. Photo: AP
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