Digital and Computational Demography

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Studying the Interplay between Social Media Discourse and Refugee Segregation

Emilio Zagheni, Ott Siim Toomet; in Collaboration with Neal Marquez (University of Washington, Seattle, USA), Ingmar Weber (Qatar Computing Research Institute, Doha, Qatar), Kiran Garimella (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA)

We study temporal and geographic changes in attitudes toward Syrian refugees in Turkey and other migrants by host country population. We combine geographic information from anonymized cellphone records with sentiment analysis based on data from the micro-blogging platform Twitter.  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

Data and Surveys, Migration

Region keywords:

Syria, Turkey


Marquez, N.; Garimella, K.; Toomet, O.; Weber, I.; Zagheni, E.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2019-021. (2019)    
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