Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Padraig Cunningham
Joe Carthy
Maura Conway
Derek Greene
Derek O'Callaghan

Subjects

Journalism & Mass Media

Topics
community detection twitter network analysis international relations communication extreme right social media extremism world wide web information retrieval racism

An analysis of interactions within and between extreme right communities in social media (2012)

Abstract Many extreme right groups have had an online presence for some time through the use of dedicated websites. This has been accompanied by increased activity in social media websites in recent years, which may enable the dissemination of extreme right content to a wider audience. In this paper, we present exploratory analysis of the activity of a selection of such groups on Twitter, using network representations based on reciprocal follower and mentions interactions. We find that stable communities of related users are present within individual country networks, where these communities are usually associated with variants of extreme right ideology. Furthermore, we also identify the presence of international relationships between certain groups across geopolitical boundaries.
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Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Social Sciences
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Social Sciences: Racism
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science
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Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: World Wide Web
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Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Humanities and Social Science: School of Law and Government
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Information retrieval
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Social Sciences: Communication
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Social Sciences: International relations

Full list of authors on original publication

Padraig Cunningham, Joe Carthy, Maura Conway, Derek Greene, Derek O'Callaghan

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Padraig Cunningham
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 164
 
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Joe Carthy
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 9
 
3
Maura Conway
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 43
 
4
Derek Greene
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 58
 
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Derek O'Callaghan
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 7