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In May, his team published two papers exploring how hate speech and fake news are spread around the Internet, focusing on the notorious but popular 4chan message boards.
In a conference-proceedings paper, the researchers analysed 8 million posts on 4chan’s /pol/ (‘politically incorrect’) board, and traced how its users ‘raid’ other websites by posting inflammatory comments, they traced interactions between 4chan boards and other online communities, such as Twitter and Reddit, to examine how sites share links from known fake news sites, or from what the team calls 'alternative' news sources such as RT (formerly Russia Today). Nobody is really looking at these communities, but there is a lot of anecdotal evidence suggesting that they have an impact in the real world by spreading certain types of news.
4chan is very different from most other online sites in that it is both anonymous and its posts are ephemeral: they are deleted after a short while. We used a database containing hate words to understand what are the most prominent hate words, what is the incidence of hate speech and so on.
The percentage of /pol/ posts containing hate speech is 12%, whereas on Twitter it’s 2%. It's not perfect, because we used a keyword-based list, so we might actually be missing some hate speech that doesn’t just fall into these pre-compiled categories.
In a recent technical report, we systematically study Twitter, Reddit, and 4chan with respect to the influence they have on each other, aiming to understand their impact on the greater information ecosystem.
More specifically, we study the temporal dynamics of URLs from 99 mainstream and alternative news domains as they appear in these three communities.
The three platforms are quite different, and worthy of a brief explanation: Given the set of unique URLs across all platforms and the time they first pop up, we analyze their appearance in one, two, or three platforms, and the order in which this happens.
“Oh no, that’s funny,” he said when Betabeat showed him the flier for the prank. A man–blue checkered shirt, tie, blue eyes and long eyelashes–tapped on his Black Berry by the TGIFridays. “That’s okay,” he said, quickening his stride in the opposite direction of the subway. “It seems like everyone here is in on the joke,” he said, as he filmed the scene with a Flip cam. a cute redhead in braids approached a confused, brown haired 20-something who was Black Berrying in the cave of one of the payphones.
“I guess I should leave,” he said, when Betabeat explained to him the prank, and started to tear away. She spoke to him, he smiled, and they walked off awkwardly hand-in-hand.