Former British Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher, a polarising figure if ever there was one, died on April 8th, 2013, and last week we looked at interesting data that revealed that more than four in ten comments made on social media about Thatcher’s passing were negative.

Yesterday was the ex-PM’s state funeral, and both Twitter and Facebook were consumed by the public’s reaction to the day, which was rumoured to have cost a reported £10 million – a figure that many found unacceptable. Indeed, one study has suggested that almost two-thirds of all comments made on Twitter and Facebook about Thatcher’s funeral were negative.

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