Key Facts and Insights
The discussion is comparatively gender-balanced (female are overrepresented in comparison to the Twitter general population) with an overweight in the age group <34 years. Public servants dominate the professions most present in the sample.
This topic is also comparatively well balanced region-wise, with Africa, Latin America and Asia accounting for a third of the posts’ volume.
Female discussions focus more strongly on supporting and maintaining justice for others whereas males focus more on the self and the fear of losing one’s identity
Younger age groups (<34) are underrepresented in developed areas, whereas they appear to be overrepresented in developing countries.
The general discussion for all stakeholders is strongly focused on climate change and its mitigation as well as its impact on employment.
Science has become increasingly politicised and polarised in blocs due to US-CN/RUS tensions, exacerbated by COVID-19, becoming a source of geopolitical tension
Trust in science has declined prominently in the developed world, which is echoed in the increasing dominance of reactionary governments
Multilateralism is discussed positively in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Australia but not strongly mentioned in North America and Europe.
UAE, KSA as well as Pakistan and India are entering the scene through increased investment and collaboration in science and education
The main concerns vary significantly across regions with North America focusing on security issues with digital democracy, Europe on the further polarisation and disregard for the rule of law, Asia on climate change and extreme weather events, Latin America on economic policy and unemployment and Africa on elitism in democracy and party systems.
Each node representing one article and the linkages between dots show relations between topics in the analysed data.