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Interactive Twitter Election Graph

The SMAT team is excited to announce that it has released an interactive Twitter politicians network graph. The Mozilla article releasing it can be found here and the direct link to the app is here.

Beyond Free Speech: Misinfo and Power panel at NetHui 2020

Red-Brown Media series all released

My big series with Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right called “How COVID and Syria conspiracies introduce fascism to the left: The red-brown media ecosystem” have been released. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 and a Twitter thread summarizing them.

SMAT V1 Release!

In coordination with this Mozilla announcement, we have launched version 1 of the Social Media Analysis Toolkit (SMAT)! I also did a thread about the launch on Twitter. Here’s an infographic about general workflows with SMAT.

Peer Reviewed Eco-fascism Study for Center for Analysis of the Radical Right

Very proud to release this in-depth historical and modern day peer-reviewed study entitled: Confronting Eco-Fascism Means Grappling with Complex Systems co-written with Alexander Reid-Ross. Abstract: The white-supremacist Christchurch and El Paso shooter who he influenced both promoted ecological and anti-imperialist tropes in their manifestos. While this appears contradictory to the fascist project they pursued to its ultimate end, this article offers an explanatory framework for the representation of such ideological

Scholarly Paper on SMAT!

We presented at the Cyber-Social Threats workshop at the 14th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media and had our paper outlining the open-source investigation potential of SMAT for researchers, journalists, and activists published.

SMAT app release!

I’m proud to share a new and much easier to use version of the Social-Media Analysis Toolkit! Those interested in contributing can also check-out the Gitlab. This app helps to visualize a trends on a variety of social-media platforms.

Radio and Podcast Appearances

I appeared on 3CR radio to discuss the Iron March leaks, Alexander Dugin, and international fascism (soon available in podcast form). I also appeared on the Non-Serviam podcast where we spoke about borders, fascism, and “emotional anarchism.” This is available on their website or youtube.

Impact Report on Enspiral Network

Very excited to announce that our impact report for the Enspiral mutual-aid network/ new economy catalyst is finally live! Enspiral is a very special and very complicated horizontal ecosystem of purpose. Looking into it’s impact was insightful and surprising (and we had a great time in New Zealand). Those already in the future of work, new economy, or co-op of co-ops movement have often heard of Enspiral already but this

Doctoral Fellow at Center for Analysis of the Radical Right

It’s an honor to announce that I am now a Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Analysis of the Radical Right among an incredible cast of academics and activists. I will be looking at complex systems, data science, and international fascism on the internet. Find more here.

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