A Study of Cyber Hate on Twitter with Implications for Social Media Governance Strategies

30 Aug 2019 Procter Rob Webb Helena Jirotka Marina Burnap Pete Housley William Edwards Adam Williams Matt

This paper explores ways in which the harmful effects of cyber hate may be mitigated through mechanisms for enhancing the self governance of new digital spaces. We report findings from a mixed methods study of responses to cyber hate posts, which aimed to: (i) understand how people interact in this context by undertaking qualitative interaction analysis and developing a statistical model to explain the volume of responses to cyber hate posted to Twitter, and (ii) explore use of machine learning techniques to assist in identifying cyber hate counter-speech...

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  • COMPUTERS AND SOCIETY
  • SOCIAL AND INFORMATION NETWORKS