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The anatomy of Reddit: An overview of academic research [article]

Alexey N. Medvedev, Renaud Lambiotte, Jean-Charles Delvenne
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Understanding how people behave in online forums may shed light on the fundamental mechanisms by which collective thinking emerges in a group of individuals, but it has also important practical applications  ...  Importantly, the datasets generated by the activity of the users are often openly available for researchers, in contrast to other sources of data in computational social science.  ...  [39] studied the history of this unrest period and observed that users migrating to new subreddits increase their level of participation with respect to their previous community.  ... 
arXiv:1810.10881v1 fatcat:7kh2lixn3bhp5jm23re6masr44

"I Can't Keep It Up." A Dataset from the Defunct Voat.co News Aggregator [article]

Amin Mekacher, Antonis Papasavva
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Also, since Voat was one of the platforms banned Reddit communities migrated to, we are confident our dataset will motivate and assist researchers studying deplatforming.  ...  Finally, many hateful and conspiratorial communities were very popular on Voat, which makes our work valuable for researchers focusing on toxicity, conspiracy theories, cross-platform studies of social  ...  This work was partially funded by the UK EPSRC grant EP/S022503/1 that supports the UCL Centre for Doctoral Training in Cybersecurity.  ... 
arXiv:2201.05933v3 fatcat:kpjalwsstjc73j7wwj3ctmiahi

"This is why we play"

Jason Shuo Zhang, Chenhao Tan, Qin Lv
2018 Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction  
We analyze the impact of team performance on fan behavior both at the game level and the season level. First, we study how team performance in a game relates to user activity during that game.  ...  on Reddit with statistics that document team performance in the NBA.  ...  [43] find that communication networks between traders "turtle" up during shocks in stock price and reveal relations between social network structure and collective behavior.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3274466 fatcat:cjlltshvjneqhd63ig4fxkgbdq

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

Savvas Zannettou
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Finally, when studying state-sponsored actors, we find that they were particularly influential in spreading news on popular communities like Twitter and Reddit.  ...  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.  ...  The intuition is that in an offline network the spread is limited by the distance, whereas this constraint is eliminated in a two-layer network that has an online social network.  ... 
arXiv:1911.10517v1 fatcat:piuwv7zv7zghlof5tqhuhnukla

PERFORMING (IN)JUSTICE: THE CONTENTIOUS POLITICS OF DIGITALLY MEDIATED VISUALS

Kelly Lewis, Helen Berents, David Myles, Earvin Charles Cabalquinto, Ariadna Matamoros Fernández, Carlos Estrada-Grajales
2019 Selected Papers of Internet Research, SPIR  
Drawing from media and communication, international relations, cultural studies and discourse theory, panelists address a variety of sociopolitical topics across platforms (WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook  ...  To do this, panelists reflect on the many forms and political textures digitally mediated visuals can assume (online and offline), and considers the specific role of digital affordances and platform politics  ...  In the context of Philippine migration, previous studies have showcased how migrants utilize an array of mobile devices and networked communication platforms in sustaining long-distance relationships  ... 
doi:10.5210/spir.v2019i0.10972 fatcat:aqslthpcjbgavjg2kq3nbdi3ka

Deep Fakes: A Looming Challenge for Privacy, Democracy, and National Security

Robert Chesney, Danielle Keats Citron
2018 Social Science Research Network  
The marketplace of ideas already suffers from truth decay as our networked information environment interacts in toxic ways with our cognitive biases.  ...  We survey a broad array of responses, including: the role of technological solutions; criminal penalties, civil liability, and regulatory action; military and covert-action responses; economic sanctions  ...  subreddit (now closed) featured deep-fake sex videos of female celebrities, amassing more than 100,000 users. 96 As one Reddit user asked, "I want to make a porn video with my ex-girlfriend.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.3213954 fatcat:njtauzwpdzb4hp5kd3qd4yrp4i

Cryptocurrency and the Myth of the Trustless Transaction

Rebecca M. Bratspies
2018 Social Science Research Network  
The old chain still exists, but all the users have migrated in unison to the new chain. 200 This is the ideal version of a hard fork, and results in adoption of the new protocol without creating a permanent  ...  After all, the very idea of money as a unit of exchange is a social construct that relies on trust; fiat paper currency even more so.  ...  images in a viral social media campaign-with "fans" who showed support for the concept by writing #prodeum on their bodies turning out to be freelancers hired from a task website. 326 At least one of  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.3141605 fatcat:nplhy3pofjbaxjsf6aojbyckfm

Digital Environments and the Future of Ethnography An Introduction [chapter]

Urte Undine Frömming, Steffen Köhn, Samantha Fox, Mike Terry, Urte Undine Frömming, Steffen Köhn, Samantha Fox, Mike Terry
2017 Digital Environments  
function, which has a practical use in daily life. 1 | Monthly Active Users is one of the ways to measure the success rate of online social games and social networking services.  ...  As noted in wide studies, cyberspace has a direct influence on migration and the formations of communities in diaspora, as well as in the direct relation of building and strengthening of the imagined community  ...  He enjoys taking photos of himself and his friends, and posting them on Instagram 2 , a photo-sharing social network.  ... 
doi:10.14361/9783839434970-002 fatcat:gdok5nc5b5adrg7smb6ywtdy5y

Misinformation during the COVID-19 outbreak in China: cultural, social and political entanglements

Yan Leng, Yujia Zhai, Shaojing Sun, Yifei Wu, Jordan Selzer, Sharon Strover, Hezhao Zhang, Anfan Chen, Ying Ding
2021 IEEE Transactions on Big Data  
Lastly, we study the media landscape during Covid via a case study on a controversial unproven cure known as Shuanghuanglian, which testifies to the importance of scientific communication in a plague.  ...  Our findings shed light on the distinct characteristics of misinformation and its cultural, social, and political implications, during the COVID-19 pandemic.  ...  Lastly, we study the media landscape during Covid via a case study on a controversial unproven cure known as Shuanghuanglian, which testifies to the importance of scientific communication in a plague.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tbdata.2021.3055758 fatcat:sofnammuiffnhi2xdsxl4s5yjy

Analysis of misinformation during the COVID-19 outbreak in China: cultural, social and political entanglements [article]

Yan Leng, Yujia Zhai, Shaojing Sun, Yifei Wu, Jordan Selzer, Sharon Strover, Julia Fensel, Alex Pentland, Ying Ding
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Sometimes they reinforce each other, but in general, social media may have a topic cycle of its own making.  ...  Our findings shed light on the distinct characteristics of misinformation during the COVID-19 and offer insights into combating misinformation in China and across the world at large.  ...  Therefore, if the number of posts within that hour exceeded 1000, the information could no be collected in full due to the limitations of the search function.  ... 
arXiv:2005.10414v1 fatcat:nnhhts5axrgahhxufyjtzjmfjm

Book of Abstracts of the Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 5th conference. Riga, 20–23 October 2020 [article]

Sanita Reinsone, Anda Baklāne, Jānis Daugavietis
2020 Zenodo  
Book of Abstracts DHN, Rīga 2020 Book of Abstracts of the Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 5th conference.  ...  Literature, Folklore and Art (University of Latvia) lulfmi.lv Rīga, 2020 ISBN 978-9984-850-83-2 DOI 10.5281/zenodo.4107117  ...  We also thank the library of the Technische Acknowledgements This work has been supported by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant 770299 (NewsEye).  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4107117 fatcat:6ongky6p5rab7gvtawnjmp2ofm

1 The politics of social media manipulation [chapter]

Richard Rogers, Sabine Niederer
2020 The Politics of Social Media Manipulation  
It concludes with research strategies for the study of the pervasiveness of problematic information across the internet.  ...  It also addresses how such notions have been used in reaction to novel publishing practices, including to the current social media platforms.  ...  relatively understudied case of the Dutch political space online, both on the web as well as in social media.  ... 
doi:10.1515/9789048551675-002 fatcat:zdynhsmrwvbpjn4d4hi56hn3ly

Desinformación en tiempos de pandemia: tipología de los bulos sobre la Covid-19

Ramón Salaverría, Nataly Buslón, Fernando López-Pan, Bienvenido León, Ignacio López-Goñi, María-Carmen Erviti
2020 El Profesional de la Informacion  
The marketplace of ideas already suffers from truth decay as our networked information environment interacts in toxic ways with our cognitive biases.  ...  We survey a broad array of responses, including: the role of technological solutions; criminal penalties, civil liability, and regulatory action; military and covert-action responses; economic sanctions  ...  After seeing friends' recommendations online, individuals tend to pass on those recommendations to their own networks.76 Because people tend to share information with which they agree, social media users  ... 
doi:10.3145/epi.2020.may.15 fatcat:ihnoj7e6wvfrffejtc2hak7boa

'This Web Page Should Not Exist' [chapter]

Mojca M. Plesničar, Pika Šarf
2020 Introducing Vigilant Audiences  
Plesničar and Šarf's chapter considers the backlash to hate speech occurring on social media in the Slovenian context.  ...  Yet when physical posters of the denunciations appeared in the nation's capital, a counter-denunciation arose against the anonymous authors of the Tumblr page, and a broader debate emerged about the appropriateness  ...  In this case study, an instance of individual vigilantism morphs into a community reaction and shows the ways digital visibility galvanises social action.  ... 
doi:10.11647/obp.0200.08 fatcat:2zg6xuvdtjbtlaywz7igks6gyq

TrollHunter [Evader]: Automated Detection [Evasion] of TwitterTrolls During the COVID-19 Pandemic [article]

Peter Jachim and Filipo Sharevski and Paige Treebridge
2020 arXiv   pre-print
This paper presents TrollHunter, an automated reasoning mechanism we used to hunt for trolls on Twitter during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.  ...  Trolls, poised to disrupt the online discourse and spread disinformation, quickly seized the absence of a credible response to COVID-19 and created a COVID-19 infodemic by promulgating dubious content  ...  In our case, the main function of the TrollHunter mechanism is to hunt for trolling content on Twitter during the COVID-19 pandemic.  ... 
arXiv:2012.02586v1 fatcat:wirawysmzneora3ynlqpwev3pi
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