Jesperson, Talya

Project title: Using Technology To Curate Our Understanding of Politics

Department: Interdisciplinary Academic Programs - Technology and Society

Faculty supervisor: Dr. Janni Aragon

"This project is focused on using Netlytic (https://netlytic.org/) with Twitter hashtags to follow political campaigns in the Fall 2019 season. This will include the Canadian Federal election and the pre-primary season for the US election. In particular, I am particularly concerned with following the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) hashtag related to the Canadian Federal election to follow how closely Indigenous women's issues are discussed. I will also examine hashtags related to the pipeline and the election and the election outcome."