User profiling of the Twitter Social Network during the impeachment of Brazilian President

  • Fabrício Olivetti de França
  • Denise Hideko Goya
  • Claudio Luís de Camargo Penteado
Case Report


The impeachment process that took place in Brazil in April, 2016, has generated a large amount of posts on the Social Networks. These posts came from ordinary people, journalists, traditional and independent media, politicians and supporters. The identification of the impact of this subject on each group of users can be an important analysis to verify the real interest of common Brazilian citizens on this matter. As such, we propose a way to segment the users into popular, activists and observers in order to filter out information and help us give a more detailed analysis of the event. The proposed segmentation may also help other studies related to the usage of Twitter during important events.


Social network analysis User profiling Analytics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabrício Olivetti de França
    • 1
  • Denise Hideko Goya
    • 1
  • Claudio Luís de Camargo Penteado
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuvem Research Strategic UnitUniversidade Federal do ABCSanto AndréBrazil

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