The spatio-temporal response of online communities towards shale gas development (‘fracking’) across the UK was explored using Twitter network analysis over 2019. For the first half of the year the debate was driven by a well-informed community based primarily in the North of England with a history of shale gas development. Changes in the political environment in the second half of the year, driven by the general election, saw the co-opting of the online debate, at the national scale, by three political communities clearly seeking to push their own political agendas.
|Title of host publication||GISRUK 2021 Proceedings|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2021|
|Event||29th Annual GIS Research UK Conference 2021 - online, Cardiff, United Kingdom|
Duration: 14 Apr 2021 → 16 Apr 2021
|Conference||29th Annual GIS Research UK Conference 2021|
|Abbreviated title||GISRUK 2021|
|Period||14/04/21 → 16/04/21|