The surge of publications about Yandex and VKontakte was marked by the analytical news system NewsHub (nhub.news). The event is connected with the presidential decree on blocking some Russian Internet resources, including Yandex, Mail.ru, Vkontakte and Odnoklassniki.
The first graph clearly exposes the emergence and steady exceeding of mentions of the brand names over high-frequency background topics occurred immediately after the release of the corresponding decree, which shows a direct dependence.
The graphs are based on the data of more than 6,000 Ukrainian media news, which are collected daily by the NewsHub system.
The first graph uses a key parameter – a “similarity indicator” for articles, which allows you to identify and track events that have the most resonance in the media against the backdrop of constantly discussed topics. In comparison with the usual popularity of words and phrases shown in the second chart, which, because of the high level of general noise, hides such events.
NewsHub service was developed by IOIX company, based on the distributed data collection and analysis engine (briefly – HCE), processing over 60,000 articles daily in 5 different languages from about 800 news sources over the World.