EU Referendum: Social media research tries to predict how Greater London and Kent will vote on June 23
PUBLISHED: 11:49 03 June 2016 | UPDATED: 11:49 03 June 2016
New research has been published using Twitter trends
The latest Twitter trends suggest the majority of Greater London voters could be backing a remain vote in this month’s EU referendum.
New research has studied the use of hashtags when mentioning the referendum, to estimate how the public could vote on June 23.
Despite the notion that younger people are more comfortable staying in the EU, the social media website has shown nearly 60 per cent of people that mentioned the election since May 26 are supporting a Brexit.
A third of Twitter’s users are aged between 15 and 24.
Greater London users are slightly in favour of staying in the EU, with 52.5 per cent of users backing the ‘remain’ hashtag.
In Kent, 56 per cent of social posts are backing a ‘leave’ vote.
‘Remain’ hashtags are used most frequently by users in Surrey and Greater London.
CEO of the company behind the research, Robret Glaesener, said: “Social Posts are the modern advocacy, empowering people to express a gut view.
“They provide real time evidence of people’s intentions and are taken increasingly seriously. Today, national polls disagree but grassroots voices in favour of leaving the EU outnumber those advocating remain by a margin of 60 per cent to 40 per cent.”
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