I had the opportunity to work with other members of the emCOMP lab while studying the role of botnets in propagating alternative narratives related to the 2015 Paris Attacks and Umpqua Community College shooting on Twitter. Our work followed information flow around a "shared audience" network graph - we used mixed methods analysis to label communities of users and understand their interactions.
I love being able to study topics that are so politically and culturally relevant - our work was even featured on the local news.
Alternative Narratives of Crisis Events: Communities and Social Botnets Engaged on Social Media
A. Conrad Nied, Leo Stewart, Emma Spiro, Kate Starbird
Poster Presentation at CSCW 2017