Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a St. Louis jury to pay  more than $110 million to a Virginia woman who blamed her ovarian cancer on the company’s talcum products.

Twitter erupted, with the number of Tweets on the company spiking. Sentiment was almost entirely negative, with the stock declining after.

The Bloomberg chart above shows that J&J generates almost no Tweets normally. During the flurry of activity it was getting more than 200 within 30-minute increments.

*Published on May 5, 2017*