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      Technology and Society Committee Luncheon Forum in Mountain View

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      November 12, 2019

      Tuesday  11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

      341 Castro Street
      Mountain View, California 94041

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      Technology and Society Committee Luncheon Forum

      Dorottya Demszky

      You Are What You Tweet

      Dorottya (Dora) Demszky is a second-year PhD candidate in the Linguistics Department at Stanford University (advised by Dan Jurafsky) researching how natural language processing can be put to the service of social good. Dora works on projects with applications to questions and issues within the domains of education and politics.

      Dora was the lead author of a recent study that analyzed how Republicans and Democrats use different language when discussing mass shootings on social media. In the study, 4.4 million tweets posted in response to 21 different mass shooting events, including the Orlando nightclub shooting in 2016, were analyzed to determine what words and emotions people with different political leanings expressed.

      Dora will summarize the methodology used in the study, the conclusions, and what future studies are needed to better understand the causes and consequences of social media polarization.

      Cost: Payment required - Lunch is $17 to $25, cash only, free for non-eaters

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