The Social Media section of REDO represents an innovative attempt to map national conversation(s) related to referendums with an EU relevance. Using state-of-the-art data mining techniques, the REDO social media monitor will track national discussions of the referendum topic in real time. A key feature of the social media monitor will be the visualisation of sentiment associated with referendum discussions.
Below is a prototype example of ongoing work on tracking the Catalan referendum on independence from Spain. [We list an example of a data mining and topic modeling technique (from one news source, as well as social media data collected.]