The Monkey Brain
Deep diving into far-right forums

I’ve just published a six-part series with the Southern Poverty Law Center on Stormfront, a far-right extremist forums. The analysis consisted of scraping the forums, linking the conversation structure of posts within threads, and looking at correlations between the results of a topic model, place mentions, and so forth. Much of the code can be found here.

I’ve been collaborating with a team at Data for Democracy on pursuing this further.


The Monkey Brain is Sam Zhang's blog of weird datasets and mathematical curiosities.

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