Racist Tweeters Located, Most in the South

The sources of racist tweets following Obama's re-election have been identified.

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There's a line from The Social Network: "The Internet's not written in pencil ... it's written in ink." So when some Americans expressed their feelings about over President Obama's re-election on Tuesday through racist tweets, it was easy to pinpoint the geographic sources of the messages. Mississippi and Alabama were the most vocal, reports the Daily News

Tweets calling the president a "monkey" or using racial epithets prompted a group of geography experts to try and break down whether the hateful language was more prevalent in some areas of the country than others ...

The bigoted tweets serve as a "useful reminder that technology reflects the society in which it is based, both the good and the bad," said geography research group Floating Sheep ...

Mississippi and Alabama had the highest ratio of racist tweets. They were followed by Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee, forming a "fairly distinctive cluster in the southeast" of online hate speech, the research finds.

Read more at the Daily News.

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