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#PanamaPapers – how the
story broke online
Ged Carroll
renaissancechambara.jp
What are the Panama Papers
The Panama Papers are 2.6 TB worth of documents provided to
German paper Sueddeutsche Zeitung b...
Online media mentions eclipsed by
Twitter discussion
Online media mentions
Blogs Forums News articles
Mentions
Blogs Forum...
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The story in one tweet
The story behind the #PanamaPapers? Courage is contagious.
https://t.co/P6nYOebdKu https://t.co/zrT...
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Sueddeutsche Zeitu...
About me
Amazon author page: amzn.to/1SeO5Il
LinkedIn page: linkedin.com/in/gedcarroll
About: renaissancechambara.jp/about...
thank you | 谢谢 | míle buíochas! |
감사합니다 | danke | ありがとう |
merci | спасибо | cám ơn |
whakawhetai | takk | ขอขอบคุณคุณ |
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160406 panamapapers

  1. 1. #PanamaPapers – how the story broke online Ged Carroll renaissancechambara.jp
  2. 2. What are the Panama Papers The Panama Papers are 2.6 TB worth of documents provided to German paper Sueddeutsche Zeitung by an anonymous source in August 2015. The documents cover 40 years of work by a Panamanian corporate law firm Mossack Fonseca on behalf of clients around the world. The documents detail corporate services provided to the rich and powerful around the world. The first stories from the data trove were published on April 3, 2016 with more expected by early May 2016.
  3. 3. Online media mentions eclipsed by Twitter discussion Online media mentions Blogs Forums News articles Mentions Blogs Forums News articles Twitter
  4. 4. Mentions over time 0 5000 10000 15000 20000 25000 30000 April 1, 2016 April 2, 2016 April 3, 2016 April 4, 2016 Online news articles Online news articles 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 April 1, 2016 April 2, 2016 April 3, 2016 April 4, 2016 Online mentions in blog posts and forum posts Blog posts Forum posts
  5. 5. Mentions over time 0 200000 400000 600000 800000 1000000 1200000 1400000 April 1, 2016 April 2, 2016 April 3, 2016 April 4, 2016 Twitter mentions Twitter mentions • The international journalist consortium did a good job keeping the story under wraps • It broke on April 1 on a forum, this was shared 4 times on Twitter • On April 2, the discussion was happening in a forum with little Twitter awareness • When the coverage properly broke on April 3, Twitter blew up – figuratively, with over a million tweets
  6. 6. The story in one tweet The story behind the #PanamaPapers? Courage is contagious. https://t.co/P6nYOebdKu https://t.co/zrT2J0PtIa @Snowden (April 3, 2016) The most shared Tweet regarding the Panama Papers. The tweet had a half life of 4 hours 27 minutes. Retweeted 1,000 times and a reach of 4,295,481. This cemented Edward Snowden’s status as a defacto media outlet on privacy and transparency
  7. 7. Understanding the retweeters 0 5 10 15 20 25 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 % Retweeters by authority % Retweeters by authority
  8. 8. More information International Consortium of Investigative Journalists micro- site on The Panama Papers Sueddeutsche Zeitung English Language microsite on The Panama Papers Guardian microsite on The Panama Papers
  9. 9. About me Amazon author page: amzn.to/1SeO5Il LinkedIn page: linkedin.com/in/gedcarroll About: renaissancechambara.jp/about Blog: renaissancechambara.jp Email address found here: scr.im/renaissance Twitter account: @r_c Sina Weibo: renaissancechambara WeChat
  10. 10. thank you | 谢谢 | míle buíochas! | 감사합니다 | danke | ありがとう | merci | спасибо | cám ơn | whakawhetai | takk | ขอขอบคุณคุณ | terima kasih | σας ευχαριστώ | grazie | ‫|شكرا‬ þakka þér | დიდი მადლობა | kiitos | நன்றி | gracias

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