Having just had the Presidential election, social media is filled with different opinions and opposing views. It’s interesting to see how a single hashtag can be used in drastically different ways. To analyze this further I chose to observe conversation around Donald Trump, by searching #Trump.
Although some of the tweets against #Trump may stem from democrats disagreeing with republicans, many of the tweets against him are instead criticizing the idea that he promotes hate, discrimination, and stereotypes. Additionally, some tweets against #Trump criticize the electoral college.
— LoryMarie☮ (@LoryMarie) November 13, 2016
The electoral college started as a racist concept to maintain slavery, and there is no reason why we should be using it today. #Trump
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) November 13, 2016
— JacloPac (@JacloPac) November 12, 2016
— David Blakely (@Acliffe) November 13, 2016
Contrastingly, the tweet by @SirJadeja addresses the fact that Trump’s administration team contains a woman, gay man, and black man, in order to try to prove that the negative claims about Trump are false.
Your Hypocrisy Against #Trump Has Been Exposed. You Fought,You Lost, Now Deal With It. Hypocrites.
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) November 12, 2016
Tweet by @2ALAW addresses the belief that all Trump supporters are dark, divisive, and dangerous, and shows evidence of dangerous and acts committed by Clinton supporters.
— Clinton (@2ALAW) November 13, 2016