A topic model analysis approach to understand twitter public discourse : Grenfell tower fire case study

Barling, Kurt and Rathnayake, Chamil (2018) A topic model analysis approach to understand twitter public discourse : Grenfell tower fire case study. In: The Internet, Policy & Politics Conference 2018, 2018-09-20, University of Oxford.

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    Abstract

    There is a line in the feature film The Fifth Estate (2014) attributed to the Guardian journalist Nick Davies, that all societies periodically need people who seek the truth and are prepared to reveal this, whatever the cost. It underpinned a depiction of ‘democracy in crisis’. In this weltanshauung the only way to oblige government to work in the interest of the citizen is to have a new powerful force to hold authority to account principally because the Fourth Estate has slowly begun to fail in its coveted role.