Why Is The CSIRO Analysing Millions Of Tweets?

It seems that “AC” and “DC” over at the CSIRO didn’t get together and discuss the very similar tweets they sent out today.

Here’s the first:

And here’s the second:

How does one analysis come up with 12.5 million tweets about the bushfires in a week, yet another finds only 55,000 out of 6.6 million tweets analysed?

If the first one is true, most of the 6.6 millions tweets in the second should be about the bushfires. If the second one is true, I don’t know what to make of the first one.

Two very different stories, but only one question.

Why are the CSIRO spending their time and resources analysing millions of tweets anyway?