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Study shows that Twitter is not often an accurate measure of American public opinion
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By Pat Cunningham
March 5, 2013 11:05 a.m.

As one whose Twitter account has long been dormant (mainly because, for my purposes, tweeting and reading tweets usually are a waste of time), I find THIS STORY somewhat gratifying:

The reaction on Twitter to major political events and policy decisions often differs a great deal from public opinion as measured by surveys. This is the conclusion of a year-long Pew Research Center study that compared the results of national polls to the tone of tweets in response to eight major news events, including the outcome of the presidential election, the first presidential debate and major speeches by Barack Obama....

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