Under The Radar – 15 October

This week, we discuss: Pentagon Tech Chief Quits Housing – Millions of Private Renters Suffering Chilean President Threatened with Impeachment  Pentagon Tech Chief quits – claims US cybersecurity is too weak What Happened? The Pentagon’s first software chief, Nicolas Chaillan, has left his position, citing frustrations over the US’s lack of preparedness for internet warfare.…

Twitter Sentiment Around the Tory Party Conference

With the Conservative Party conference almost wrapped up, the data team at Trafalgar Strategy took a look back at the sentiment expressed on Twitter towards Cabinet Ministers. First off, the Prime Minister overwhelmingly dominated the Twitter-sphere appearing in over half of all sampled tweets (410k) – yet the Home Secretary Priti Patel pipped the Chancellor…

Is anyone listening to the Labour Party conference in the ‘Red Wall’?

Our data team analysed articles in local media outlets distributed across Red Wall constituencies. We looked at everything published and then shared on social media since the Conference kicked off.  To understand what drove engagement, articles were thematically mapped along with their corresponding likes, retweets and comments — enabling our data team to visualise what…

Under The Radar – 24 September

This week, we discuss: Biden administration raises the cap on refugees China’s real-estate bubble has echoes of 2008 Streaming Wars Biden administration cap on refugees What happened? The Biden administration is seeking to nearly double the number of refugees admitted to the United States, starting October 1st, as per the State Department.   What does it…

Was the cabinet reshuffle a cynical ploy to bury the universal credit vote?

Despite all the anticipation around a cabinet reshuffle, was its timing a cynical ploy to burry the universal credit vote on Wednesday afternoon?  Our data team analysed just under 100k tweets to understand who or what people were talking about concerning the reshuffle on Twitter.  Once news of the reshuffle broke, Twitter users quickly argued…