Spot the difference: what the G20 said now and back in 2008

April 2, 2009

Here are two word clouds of G20 summit statements – the first is of today’s London meeting. The second is from the G20’s Washington summit in November 2008. The cloud gives greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the text.

Above: G20 statement after London summit in April 2009

Above: G20 statement after Washington summit in November 2008

(word cloudes are screenshots taken from

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