UC Irvine’s new coronavirus map shows sentiment on Twitter

To better understand the American public’s reaction to the coronavirus pandemic, researchers at the University of California, Irvine published an interactive map this week that plots the origin of Twitter posts related to the health crisis. … The project was led by UCI computer science professor Chen Li together with five of her students. “This tool gives people a way to locate discussions about the coronavirus within a region and in a time window,” Li said in a press announcement. “We want the tool to help them gain insights on public discussions about this fast-evolving crisis, which can help government agencies and researchers in various domains, such as public health.”