Trump’s Tweet About The ‘Chinese Virus’ Sparked Increase In Anti-Asian Hashtags

“The United States will be powerfully supporting those industries, like Airlines and others, that are particularly affected by the Chinese Virus. We will be stronger than ever before!” In this tweet from March 16, 2020, former President Donald Trump refers to COVID-19 as the “Chinese Virus,” sparking an increase in the use of anti-Asian hashtags on Twitter, according to a new study by the University of California, San Francisco. The study looked at Twitter data from before and after Trump’s tweet, examining nearly 700,000 tweets, which contained over 1.2 million anti-Asian hashtags. Hashtags h…

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