This paper analyzes tweets in the city of São Paulo related to COVID-19 and the official numbers of new cases and deaths in the city. The objective of this work was to establish a relationship between tweets and the spread of the pandemic in the city. Based on the most used hashtags, those who defend staying at home were separated, grouping by week of posting and comparing the number of tweets favorable to social isolation with the numbers of cases and deaths. A network diagram was also set up between users who tweet and those who retweet in order to check the layout of that network. It was observed that, over the weeks, tweets began to use less hashtags recommending people to stay at home, despite the growing number of new cases and deaths by COVID-19 in the city.
Miloca, Silvano Daniel, "Análise de Tweets e de Hashtags sobre COVID-19 na Cidade de São Paulo" (2020). ISLA 2020 Proceedings. 21.
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