#IstandwithCEU Has Potential Reach Over 140 Million

May 4, 2017

Milan Janosov, a doctoral student at CEU's Center for Network Science (CNS), and CNS Director Balazs Vedres have been measuring the impact of CEU-related hashtags #IstandwithCEU, #aCEUvalvagyok and #LexCEU on social media platforms since they first appeared over a month ago. 

"We studied the daily potential reach on Twitter of the tweets containing the hashtags of #IstandwithCEU, #aCEUvalvagyok and #LexCEU over the past month. During this period of time, 43,362 tweets were published by 15,242 users, who have more than 38 million followers combined, and a total potential reach of over 143 million," Janosov says.

The graph above shows how certain events, such as demonstrations, the chain of solidarity around CEU, and the Hungarian government's actions affected the social reach of the hashtags.