Decoding Hate

Decoding Hate is an interactive data visualization on the lived experience of anti-Asian hate, based on a dataset of hate incidents found on tweets and news reports from January 2020 to April 2021.

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The Virus of Hate

While the COVID-19 virus has affected all Americans, the virus of hate in the U.S. has been predominantly directed towards Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). News headlines only capture a subset of incidents, with thousands more going unreported. Since January 2020, news media have reported more than 800 hate incidents, while Twitter users have reported more than 4,400 additional hate incidents targeting AAPIs.