Number of tweets mentioning words related to the guilty verdict

Guilty Verdict for Murder of George Floyd

Derek Chauvin has been found guilty on all counts for the murder of George Floyd. Without a doubt, today was an important day for justice & a step in the right direction. But so much more is left to do for sustained change and I hope this can be a turning point.

Because I love data visualization, I collected some data for this occassion to show the moment that Twitter found out about the guilty verdict:

At it’s peak, ~1500 tweets were send out per second.

Here is the entire Twitter dataset I collected during the guilty verdict (ca. 2.3 million tweets in ~an hour)

If you are interested in that sort of stuff: here are the most ratio’d tweets at time of collection.


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