October 19, 2016

SOVEREIGNTY ISN'T RACIST:

No Correlation Between Voting for Brexit and Racism, Study Finds (Kieran Corcoran, October 19, 2016, Heat Street)

Bullying charity Ditch the Label analysed 19 million tweets in a major study of online abuse - which separately found that most misogyny comes from women.

They plotted a correlation between various types of abuse - including racism, misogyny and homophobia - and political positions including voting to Leave:

The authors of the report admit that the result surprised them - and suggest that the real picture is "more nuanced" than much of the media suggests:

Interestingly, "Voting 'Yes' to leaving the EU" at county level was not a reliable predictor of hate speech, including racial intolerance. [...]

The study also found that Tory voters and members of UKIP - often also maligned as bigots - also displayed no special predilection towards hate speech.

Indeed, 'Kippers had a negative correlation with racism, while professed Conservative voters had negative correlations with every type of prejudice listed.

Posted by at October 19, 2016 4:25 PM

  

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