UPDATE 1-Trump's call to ban Muslims draws fire on social media

martes 8 de diciembre de 2015 17:51 GYT

(Adds data on social media reaction outside the U.S. vs. within the U.S.)

By Angela Moon and Melissa Fares

NEW YORK Dec 8 (Reuters) - Republican presidential contender Donald Trump's demand that the U.S. stop allowing Muslims into the United States lit up social media on Tuesday, as critics of the proposal around the world took to Twitter and Facebook to express their outrage.

Outside of the United States, there were about 4.2 negative mentions for every positive one on social media regarding Trump, according to data provided by Zoomph, an analytics platform that tracks and aggregates social media mentions. Within the country, there were about 3.2 negative mentions per a single positive mention.

Sentiment toward the outspoken billionaire candidate on Twitter fell sharply, Thomson Reuters data showed, down to negative 12.3 from an average of about negative 5 before his proposal regarding Muslims on Monday afternoon.

Muslims in Pakistan and Indonesia, denounced Trump's call for the ban, dismissing him as a bigot who promoted violence.

In Indonesia, home to the world's largest Muslim population, Twitter user @aulia, said: "Donald Trump has made America dangerous. He doesn't need to win to turn the US into Nazi Germany."

In Europe, a Twitter user identified as @frauke1983 wrote: "Let's say Donald Trump is not allowed to travel to Europe ... forever"

For more reaction on Twitter, see: here#2bBQKEO5CoZbOiwp.97   Continuación...