For the past eight months, I've studied the alt-right. Francis Tseng and I built a Chrome extension to highlight words that have special meaning in their online forums.
As part of a larger body of research on online hate speech, and the alt-right, my collaborator Francis Tseng and I wanted to analyze the overlap between two subreddits: r/The_Donald and the (now-banned) r/altright.
My collaborator and I trained a neural net on images I've taken of my family for the past 13 years, since Hurricane Katrina. Can you teach an algorithm emotions and poetry? We explored.
My research project for the Open Lab is to study the alt-right through digital ethnography, and that means going to where they are.
Researching Online Harassment in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Sydney
Can machine learning and algorithms help mitigate online harassment in the commenting sections?