Data-mapping experts from the Floating Sheep blog mapped geo-located Tweets that contained hate speech and were made after President Barack Obama was re-elected late Tuesday night. The analysis collected tweets that contained the text “monkey” or “nigger” AND also contain the text “Obama” OR “reelected” OR “won”.

    So what state had the most racist tweets? Mississippi and Alabama came in first place. Georgia, Louisiana, and Tennessee trailing them behind.

    Rhode Island had no hate tweets that Floating Sheep could identify.


The geography isn't surprising. However, 395 is a pretty small sample for 50 states. If by chance they couldn't get more, that would be a positive sign.

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