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Effects of Social Bots in the Iran-Debate on Twitter [article]

Andree Thieltges, Orestis Papakyriakopoulos, Juan Carlos Medina Serrano, Simon Hegelich
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Thereby, we would like to illustrate a detectable effect of social bots on political discussions on Twitter.  ...  Based on a sample of ca. 900,000 Tweets relating to the topic "Iran" we show, that there are Twitter profiles, that have to be considered as social bot accounts.  ...  Shao et al. (2017) researched the spread of misinformation in the context of the US-Presidential elections on Twitter.  ... 
arXiv:1805.10105v1 fatcat:ggr53l7gvnc4hnw7ayoutrmp7q

Scholarly Twitter metrics [article]

Stefanie Haustein
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Going beyond the limited explanatory power of low correlations between tweets and citations, this chapter considers what types of scholarly documents are popular on Twitter, and how, when and by whom they  ...  Twitter has arguably been the most popular among the data sources that form the basis of so-called altmetrics.  ...  About one fifth of tweets sent during the 2016 presidential election were estimated to be sent by bots (Bessi & Ferrara, 2016) and almost one quarter of tweets in 2009 came from accounts tweeting more  ... 
arXiv:1806.02201v2 fatcat:lce3kb7lkzf4tpbjhyaqpszfn4

Graph-based Method for Summarized Storyline Generation in Twitter [article]

Nazanin Dehghani, Masoud Asadpour
2017 arXiv   pre-print
Experiments performed on a large scale data set from tweets sent during the Iranian Presidential Election (#IranElection) and the results demonstrate the efficiency and effectiveness of our framework.  ...  On the other hand, the explosive rate of incoming information in Twitter leads users to experience information overload.  ...  Dataset Our experiments are conducted on a dataset that we have crawled using Twitter API in our lab from tweets sent during the Iranian Presidential Election (#IranElection).  ... 
arXiv:1504.07361v2 fatcat:eiem6gb5qvazvoxp36bwwxbrg4

Gatekeeping Twitter: message diffusion in political hashtags

Marco Toledo Bastos, Rafael Luis Galdini Raimundo, Rodrigo Travitzki
2013 Media Culture and Society  
This is the accepted version of the paper. This version of the publication may differ from the final published version.  ...  An example of that is the political hashtags connected to the protests following the 2009 Iranian presidential election, clustered along with the hashtag #FreeIran.  ...  This key mechanism for information diffusion in Twitter emerged as a simple way of passing on a message.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0163443712467594 fatcat:vahxpoi3gzf4xfwa73ks77hb7q

Twitter and transformative diplomacy: social media and Iran–US relations

Constance Duncombe
2017 International Affairs  
The 1953 coup saw the popularly elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh overthrown by the British and the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), a violation of Iranian sovereignty.  ...  for change earlier than might normally be the case.  ...  This is a significant change, and one that is accessible through analysis of social media posts.  ... 
doi:10.1093/ia/iix048 fatcat:dnx53cuszvfqnh7l72xo3xtdre

Studying the Community of Trump Supporters on Twitter during the 2020 US Presidential Election via Hashtags #maga and #trump2020

Huu Dat Tran
2021 Journalism and Media  
and #trump2020 on Twitter to better understand Donald Trump, his community of supporters, and their political discourse and activities in the political context of the 2020 US presidential election. (2)  ...  Social network analysis of a sample of 220,336 tweets from 96,820 unique users, posted between 27 October and 2 November 2020 (i.e., one week before the general election day) was conducted. (3) The most  ...  the #maga and #trump2020 community on Twitter during the 2020 US presidential election were bots.  ... 
doi:10.3390/journalmedia2040042 fatcat:2dekor3mgbgpthlyz25e6chzqe

Anti-Americanism and Anti-Interventionism in Arabic Twitter Discourses

Amaney A. Jamal, Robert O. Keohane, David Romney, Dustin Tingley
2015 Perspectives on Politics  
However, in spite of the predominance of negative political tweets over others, one political event stands out as prompting positive responses: the 2012 U.S. presidential election.  ...  media site, Twitter, in order to gain information that is not based on polls but on autonomous expressions of opinion by individuals about anti-Americanism in the Middle East.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s1537592714003132 fatcat:s4lkkssdd5d77dhailkiac6fry

Twitter and Research: A Systematic Literature Review Through Text Mining

Amir Karami, Morgan Lundy, Frank Webb, Yogesh K. Dwivedi.
2020 IEEE Access  
The goals of this retrospective study are to identify dominant topics of Twitter-based research, summarize the temporal trend of topics, and interpret the evolution of topics withing the last ten years  ...  The contributions of this paper can be utilized in the growing field of Twitter-based research and are beneficial to researchers, educators, and publishers.  ...  ] , 2009 Iranian presidential election protests [127] , and 2014 protests for the kidnapped and massacred students in Mexico in 2014 [128] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.2983656 fatcat:3ifo6czjifai7pfpro3bnu7p5a

A Study of the Relationship Between the Geographic Locations of the User and Participation in Twitter During Different Types of News Events

Ghada Ahmed, Carolyn Watters
2018 Transactions on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence  
Twitter is one of the most active social networks in news sharing. People report local events sometimes faster than news agencies.  ...  The investigation of the relationship between the style of user's participation and the type of news provides insight for social media management, specifically, for using information diffusion proactively  ...  [17] studied message propagation on Twitter by analyzing message sharing related to the Iranian election in 2009 and found that the retweet probability depended heavily on tweet's contents.  ... 
doi:10.14738/tmlai.66.5636 fatcat:ezk4fhjlzrfzrdzb4jbtfxb7uq

Who Let The Trolls Out? Towards Understanding State-Sponsored Trolls

Savvas Zannettou, Tristan Caulfield, William Setzer, Michael Sirivianos, Gianluca Stringhini, Jeremy Blackburn
2019 Zenodo  
were more influential than Iranians with the exception of /pol/  ...  Recently, Twitter and Reddit released ground truth data about Russian and Iranian state-sponsored actors that were active on their platforms.  ...  This work reflects only the authors' views; the Agency and the Commission are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.2558559 fatcat:pbdpb4rwibeffak4ioxlkmwdna

Who Let The Trolls Out? Towards Understanding State-Sponsored Trolls [article]

Savvas Zannettou, Tristan Caulfield, William Setzer, Michael Sirivianos, Gianluca Stringhini, Jeremy Blackburn
2019 arXiv   pre-print
on Twitter.  ...  how they influence the Web's information ecosystem.  ...  By looking at URLs shared by Iranian trolls on Twitter ( Fig. 14(b) ), we find that Iranian trolls were most successful in pushing URLs to The Donald (1.52%), the rest of Reddit (1.39%), and Gab (1.05%  ... 
arXiv:1811.03130v2 fatcat:zrmetwplpbc3zmxd6v74xoxnzu

Who Let The Trolls Out?

Savvas Zannettou, Tristan Caulfield, William Setzer, Michael Sirivianos, Gianluca Stringhini, Jeremy Blackburn
2019 Proceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Web Science - WebSci '19  
on Twitter.  ...  how they influence the Web's information ecosystem.  ...  By looking at URLs shared by Iranian trolls on Twitter ( Fig. 14(b) ), we find that Iranian trolls were most successful in pushing URLs to The Donald (1.52%), the rest of Reddit (1.39%), and Gab (1.05%  ... 
doi:10.1145/3292522.3326016 dblp:conf/websci/ZannettouCSSSB19 fatcat:3xp35m27ybfutigawnqther3me

Towards Understanding the Information Ecosystem Through the Lens of Multiple Web Communities [article]

Savvas Zannettou
2019 arXiv   pre-print
In this thesis, we study the information ecosystem on the Web by presenting a typology that includes the various types of false information, the involved actors and their possible motives.  ...  Also, we lack an understanding of what the role and impact of emerging communities and services on the Web are, and how such communities are exploited by bad actors that spread false and weaponized information  ...  [142] study the 2016 US Election through the Twitter activity of the followers of the two presidential candidates.  ... 
arXiv:1911.10517v1 fatcat:piuwv7zv7zghlof5tqhuhnukla

Towards cyberactivism 2.0? Understanding the use of social media and other information technologies for political activism and social movements

Rodrigo Sandoval-Almazan, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia
2014 Government Information Quarterly  
Based on three Mexican social and political movements that span close to 20 years, this article identifies key similarities and differences in the use of information technologies and proposes a framework  ...  to understand the evolution of cyberactivism.  ...  of the Mexican presidential election in 2012.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.giq.2013.10.016 fatcat:rl5a5z7nbvh2tebatkouqbw634

ICT, Social Media, and the Arab Transition to Democracy: From Venting to Acting

Mohammed M. Aman, Tina J. Jayroe
2013 Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES)  
One of the most spectacular demonstrations of popular activism of courage and determination that I can remember. They are not following leaders.  ...  There is widespread use of information and communications technology (ICT) in the Middle East and North African countries.  ...  In the June 2013 presidential election, young people used their smart phones, tweeted, and blogged in support of the moderate candidate Hassan Rouhani who won the free fair election and provided hope for  ... 
doi:10.1111/dome.12024 fatcat:jvpefavxlzanhcdc2wenq2spmy
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