As Elon Musk’s influence in technology and business continues to expand, it becomes crucial to comprehend public sentiment surrounding him in order to gauge the impact of his actions and statements. In this study, we conducted a comprehensive analysis of comments from various subreddits discussing Elon Musk over a 14-year period, from 2008 to 2022. Utilizing advanced sentiment analysis models and natural language processing techniques, we examined patterns and shifts in public sentiment towards Musk, identifying correlations with key events in his life and career. Our findings reveal that public sentiment is shaped by a multitude of factors, including his business ventures, controversies, and personal behavior. This study offers valuable insights into the dynamics of public opinion towards influential figures in the digital age.
Maya Bonilla, Daniel; Iradukunda, Samuel; and Thomas, Pamela
"Sentiment Analysis of Public Perception Towards Elon Musk on Reddit (2008-2022),"
The Cardinal Edge: Vol. 1:
3, Article 7.
Available at: https://ir.library.louisville.edu/tce/vol1/iss3/7