Use case: Coronavirus crisis in India

Use case: Coronavirus crisis in India

India’s 21-days long lockdown has begun on March 25. The fear of hunger sparked an exodus by hundreds of thousands of migrant workers and their families back to their villages last month (Source: Al Jazeera). Recently, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the “situation in the country is akin to a social emergency“. (Source: BBC).

The Social Media Extension was used to obtain insights from stories on social media linked to the corona crisis in India that were published in the last ten days. The Word Cloud below shows the most mentioned related hashtags from this period. After this overview, the second step it to investigate possible connections to each hashtag, as shown below. Three hashtags highlighted by yellow boxes were analysed.

 

 

 

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