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Mapping Protest, Unrest, and Cyber Narratives

The fifth in our series of geographic visualizations explores the geography of discussion of protests (orange), cyber (purple) and unrest (red).  Here the orange protests layer reflects all locations associated with protest discussion.  This does not necessarily imply that an actual protest is occurring at that location at this moment, only that language relating to protests is being used in context with that location.  Similarly, the red unrest layer reflects all locations associated with unrest at the moment, regardless of whether physical conflict is actually occurring there.  Unrest is defined extremely broadly here, from hunger strikes, stone throwing, police brutality, checkpoints, and border closings, to violent clashes with police and security services, to outright armed conflict and rebellion.  Finally, the purple layer records locations associated with cyber security-related discussion.

READ ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE: http://blog.gdeltproject.org/mapping-protest-unrest-and-cyber-narratives/