The Labs Report – Parades, Partisans and Pushback
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Labs Report, your one-stop, data-driven shop to quickly get up to speed on the most important and influential stories of the week.
Here’s what was trending on Twitter from July 3rd to July 10th, 2019.
The Five Most-Talked-About News Stories of the Week
- Park Service diverts $2.5 million in fees for Trump’s Fourth of July extravaganza | The Washington Post
- It’s Nancy Pelosi’s Parade | The New York Times
- Teenager Accused of Rape Deserves Leniency Because He’s From a ‘Good Family,’ Judge Says | The New York Times
- Justin Amash: Our politics is in a partisan death spiral. That’s why I’m leaving the GOP | The Washington Post
- Hungry, Scared and Sick: Inside the Migrant Detention Center in Clint, Tex. | The New York Times
The top two stories of the week are centered around two recent parades – and the very different political personalities associated with those parades. Reporting on the biased mishandling of a rape case, fighting words from a departing Republican politician and continued coverage of conditions at migrant detention centers round out the top five.
The Ten Most Used Hashtags of the Week
We’re debuting a new section this week – the top ten most used hashtags of the week. Three of the five hashtags in our list are rallying cries for President Trump’s supporters, a type of unity we also saw when analyzing the first two Democratic debates. The other top hashtags of the week are related to recent events, including President Trump’s much-maligned 4th of July event, the US Women’s team win at the World Cup and the breaking of the Jeffery Epstein scandal (which riled up QAnon conspiracy theorists).
The Five Most Shared Tweets of the Week
Democratic congresswomen published three of the top five Tweets of the week, with two of those Tweets pushing back against the use of the word “catfight” in politics. Other popular Tweets include a reaction to revelations in the Las Vegas shooting investigation and a feel-good effort to support a once viral video star.
1. The Internet bands together to help Terry
2. A Twitter user reacts to the firing of a Las Vegas police officer
3. AOC calls out sexist language
4. Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley also pushes back
5. AOC continues to highlight conditions at the border
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Methodology: The data which drives this series, provided by the Zignal Labs platform, is informed by a 10% sampling of Twitter activity around news stories published from July 3rd to July 10th, 2019. Stories are published by 25 of the most highly-read publications across the country (based on circulation data), including: ABC News, Bloomberg, The Boston Globe, CBS News, The Chicago Tribune, CNN, The Dallas Morning News, The Denver Post, Fox News, The Houston Chronicle, Huffington Post, The LA Times, MSNBC, NBC News, The New York Daily News, The New York Post, The New York Times, Newsday, Reuters, The Seattle Times, The Star Tribune, The Tampa Bay News, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.
“The Five Most-Talked-About News Stories of the Week” are the five stories from the above-mentioned publications that received the most mentions across Twitter from July 3rd to July 10th, 2019, ranked by number of mentions from that date range.
“The Ten Most Used Hashtags of the Week“ are the ten hashtags that were mentioned the most on Twitter around Tweets related to news stories published by the above-mentioned publications from July 3rd to July 10th, 2019, ranked by number of mentions from that date range.
“The Five Most Shared Tweets of the Week” are the five Tweets, related to news stories published by the above-mentioned publications from July 3rd to July 10th, 2019, that received the most Retweets, ranked by number of Retweets from that date range.