Exploring how hate groups use, lose and abuse social media networks.
This episode we're talking with Fatima about how and why hate groups use online platforms to plan acts of violence and recruit new members.
Fatima Zahrah is a Cyber Security DPhil student at the University of Oxford. Her research interests focus around how multiple platforms are strategically used in online hate to form resilient networks of hate. Her work combines insights drawn from social sciences and uses methods from computer science, including natural language processing and social network analysis.
Her most recent paper is: Zahrah, Nurse & Goldsmith. 2022. A Comparison of Online Hate on Reddit and 4chan:, A Case Study of the 2020 US Election. In Proceedings of ACM SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Com- puting (SAC) (SAC’22). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 4, 4 pages. https://arxiv.org/abs/2202.01302
We also mention VOX-Pol, a project exploring how violent extremist politics play out online, (https://www.voxpol.eu) and the International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM - https://www.icwsm.org/2022/index.html)