Earlier this month our paper titled “Islamophobes are not all the same! A study of far right actors on Twitter” was published in the Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism. This is one of those papers that has the whole story in its title! So there is very little that I can add, butContinue reading “In Social Media content moderation, the focus should be on user’s long term behaviour; not on a single post”
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Using Twitter data to study politics? Fine, but be careful!
The role of social media in shaping the new politics is undeniable. Therefore the volume of research on this topic, relying on the data that are produced by the same technologies, is ever increasing. And let’s be honest, when we say “social media” data, almost always we mean Twitter data! Twitter is arguably the most studiedContinue reading “Using Twitter data to study politics? Fine, but be careful!”
Elections and Social Media Presence of the Candidates
Some have called the forthcoming UK general election a Social Media Election. It might be a bit of exaggeration, but there is no doubt that both candidates and voters are very active on social media these days and take them seriously. The Wikipedia-Shapps story of last week is a good example showing how important online presence is for candidates,Continue reading “Elections and Social Media Presence of the Candidates”