Document Type

Pre-Print

Publication Date

5-2019

Abstract

The Alt-Right is a neo-fascist white supremacist movement that is involved in violent extremism and shows signs of engagement in extensive disinformation campaigns. Using social media data mining, this study develops a deeper understanding of such targeted disinformation campaigns and the ways they spread. It also adds to the available literature on the endogenous and exogenous influences within the US far right, as well as motivating factors that drive disinformation campaigns, such as geopolitical strategy. This study is to be taken as a preliminary analysis to indicate future methods and follow-on research that will help develop an integrated approach to understanding the strategies and associations of the modern fascist movement.

Description

This is the pre published version of the article. The definitive version published in : 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data)

DOI

10.1109/BigData.2018.8622270

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