Jul 2, 2021
India Covid-19: AI shows Pakistani Twitter prayed for neighbour
An artificial intelligence-driven study which looked at thousands of tweets from Pakistan posted between 21 April and 4 May says an overwhelming number were indeed positive. The researchers then ran the text from these tweets into a "Hope speech classifier" - a language processing tool that helps detect positive comments. Their study found that tweets containing supportive hashtags originating in Pakistan heavily outnumbered those containing non-supportive hashtags and also had substantially more likes and retweets. "Our research showed that there's a universality in how people express emotions. If you search randomly, you'll find positive tweets a little over 44% of the time. Our method throws up positive tweets 83% of the time," Mr KhudaBukhsh said. Mr KhudaBukhsh says their method of identifying and amplifying positive messages can help boost public morale and also improve relations between communities and countries.
Make a complaint about Twitter by viewing their customer service contacts.