Mining population-level social media and digital journalism data for societal event prediction and civil crisis early warning

Can Social Media Predict Mass Protest Movements? If so, what about it that has the predictive power? How much predictive power there is?

Status of this project: completed, but collaborators welcome.

Publication: Wu, C., & Gerber, M. S. (2017). Forecasting civil unrest using social media and protest participation theory. IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems5(1), 82-94.