Measuring Shifts in Attitudes Towards COVID-19 Measures in Belgium Using Multilingual BERT

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We categorized several months worth of these Tweets by topic (government COVID measure) and opinion expressed. Below is a timeline of the relative number of Tweets on the curfew topic (middle) and the fraction of those Tweets that find the curfew too strict, too loose, or a suitable measure (bottom), with the number of daily cases in Belgium to give context on the pandemic situation (top).

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