Canada has taken to the web to express outrage over President Trump’s executive order to restrict access to the U.S. for passport holders from select Muslim countries.

As of 5:30pmET, I tracked six million tweets globally over the last seven days–almost all of it issued in the last 48 hours. Canada’s contribution of 119.8K tweets (from 74.5K self-identified Canadian Twitter handles) accounts for 4% of the traffic, ranking third in the world behind the U.S. (67%) and the U.K. (9.8%).

Online activity about President Trump's executive order to restrict travel to the U.S. as of 5:30pmET January 29, 2017. Analysis using Sysomos MAP.

Global online activity about President Trump’s executive order to restrict travel to the U.S. as of 5:30pmET January 29, 2017. Analysis using Sysomos MAP.

 

Canadian online activity about President Trump’s executive order to restrict travel to the U.S. as of 5:30pmET January 29, 2017. Analysis using Sysomos MAP.

 

Geographic breakdown of online activity about President Trump's executive order to restrict travel to the U.S. as of 5:30pmET January 29, 2017. Analysis using Sysomos MAP.

Geographic breakdown of online activity about President Trump’s executive order to restrict travel to the U.S. as of 5:30pmET January 29, 2017. Analysis using Sysomos MAP.

Automated sentiment analysis is not considered to be particularly accurate since it remains unable to assess context, sarcasm, satire and irony. However, it does a reasonably good job at gauging coarse level sentiment analysis suggests there’s a healthy amount of outrage.

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Sentiment analysis of Canadian online activity about President Trump’s executive order to restrict travel to the U.S. as of 5:30pmET January 29, 2017. Analysis using Sysomos MAP.

Text analysis in the form of keywords (reflected in the word cloud) and connected terms (reflected in the buzz graph) illustrate most of the online activity specifically focuses on the racial profiling that is the foundation of the order.

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Word cloud of Canadian Twitter activity about President Trump’s executive order to restrict travel to the U.S. as of 5:30pmET January 29, 2017. Analysis using Sysomos MAP.

 

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Buzzgraph analysis if connected term in Canadian Twitter activity about President Trump’s executive order to restrict travel to the U.S. as of 5:30pmET January 29, 2017. Analysis using Sysomos MAP.

 

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Most commonly used hashtags within Canadian Twitter activity about President Trump’s executive order to restrict travel to the U.S. as of 5:30pmET January 29, 2017. Analysis using Sysomos MAP.

A significant majority of Canadian Twitter activity is retweets (81% amplification). A very small share is original statements or regular tweets (15.6% communication) and an even smaller share suggests interaction on the issue (3.4% conversation).

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Canadian tweet types within activity about President Trump’s executive order to restrict travel to the U.S. as of 5:30pmET January 29, 2017. Analysis using Sysomos MAP.

Most participants come and go in a single tweet (74.9%). A much smaller group of participants issue two or more tweets.

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Canadian participation styles with Twitter activity about President Trump’s executive order to restrict travel to the U.S. as of 5:30pmET January 29, 2017. Analysis using Sysomos MAP.

Most Canadian participants enjoy medium authority rankings on a Twitter. These users tend to enjoy more credibility and engaged communities.

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Authority breakdowns of Canadian tweeters within activity about President Trump’s executive order to restrict travel to the U.S. as of 5:30pmET January 29, 2017. Analysis using Sysomos MAP.

Canadian gender splits are fairly even close on this issue.

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Gender breakdowns of Canadian participants within Twitter activity about President Trump’s executive order to restrict travel to the U.S. as of 5:30pmET January 29, 2017. Analysis using Sysomos MAP.

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