How do thread interactions relate to thread length?


The chart above shows the statistical co-efficient representing the effect each measured variable has on the length of a Twitter thread that was initiated by a hateful remark. Positive associations increase thread length (blue bars), while negative associations reduce thread length (orange bars). The key finding here is the strong negative association between the number of unique counter speech contributors and thread length, suggesting that more unique contributors engaging in counter speech reduces the length of a thread. At the same time, the number of disagreement posts, insulting posts and number of unique posters increases thread length. This suggests the key element is the number of unique counter speech posters, not simply more posts or more posters