Emoji Usage Across Platforms: A Case Study for the Charlottesville Event

Khyati Mahajan, Samira Shaikh


Abstract
We study emoji usage patterns across two social media platforms, one of them considered a fringe community called Gab, and the other Twitter. We find that Gab tends to comparatively use more emotionally charged emoji, but also seems more apathetic towards the violence during the event, while Twitter takes a more empathetic approach to the event.
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W19-3651
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Proceedings of the 2019 Workshop on Widening NLP
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August
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2019
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Florence, Italy
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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160–162
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https://aclanthology.org/W19-3651
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