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dc.contributor.authorZannettou, Savvas-
dc.contributor.authorBradlyn, Barry-
dc.contributor.authorDe Cristofaro, Emiliano-
dc.contributor.authorKwak, Haewoon-
dc.contributor.authorSirivianos, Michael-
dc.contributor.authorStringhini, Gianluca-
dc.contributor.authorBlackburn, Jeremy-
dc.contributor.authorkarapanos-
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-18T10:29:01Z-
dc.date.available2020-02-18T10:29:01Z-
dc.date.issued2018-02-14-
dc.identifier.urihttps://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/16126-
dc.description.abstractOver the past few years, a number of new "fringe" communities, like 4chan or certain subreddits, have gained traction on the Web at a rapid pace. However, more often than not, little is known about how they evolve or what kind of activities they attract, despite recent research has shown that they influence how false information reaches mainstream communities. This motivates the need to monitor these communities and analyze their impact on the Web's information ecosystem. In August 2016, a new social network called Gab was created as an alternative to Twitter. It positions itself as putting "people and free speech first'", welcoming users banned or suspended from other social networks. In this paper, we provide, to the best of our knowledge, the first characterization of Gab. We collect and analyze 22M posts produced by 336K users between August 2016 and January 2018, finding that Gab is predominantly used for the dissemination and discussion of news and world events, and that it attracts alt-right users, conspiracy theorists, and other trolls. We also measure the prevalence of hate speech on the platform, finding it to be much higher than Twitter, but lower than 4chan's Politically Incorrect board.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relationEnhaNcing seCurity And privacy in the Social wEb: a user centered approach for the protection of minorsen_US
dc.subjectComputer Scienceen_US
dc.subjectComputers and Societyen_US
dc.subjectSocial and Information Networksen_US
dc.titleWhat is Gab? A Bastion of Free Speech or an Alt-Right Echo Chamber?en_US
dc.typeReporten_US
dc.collaborationCyprus University of Technologyen_US
dc.collaborationUniversity College Londonen_US
dc.collaborationQatar Computing Research Institute & Hamad Bin Khalifa Universityen_US
dc.collaborationUniversity of Alabamaen_US
dc.subject.categoryElectrical Engineering - Electronic Engineering - Information Engineeringen_US
dc.journalsOpen Accessen_US
dc.countryCyprusen_US
dc.countryUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.subject.fieldEngineering and Technologyen_US
dc.publicationPeer Revieweden_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1145/3184558.3191531en_US
dc.identifier.urlhttp://arxiv.org/abs/1802.05287v2-
cut.common.academicyear2018-2019en_US
item.languageiso639-1en-
item.grantfulltextopen-
item.cerifentitytypePublications-
item.openairetypereport-
item.openairecristypehttp://purl.org/coar/resource_type/c_93fc-
item.fulltextWith Fulltext-
crisitem.project.funderEC-
crisitem.project.grantnoENCASE-
crisitem.project.fundingProgramH2020-
crisitem.project.openAireinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/691025-
crisitem.author.deptDepartment of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Informatics-
crisitem.author.facultyFaculty of Engineering and Technology-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0001-6327-1076-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0003-1418-0834-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-6500-581X-
crisitem.author.parentorgFaculty of Engineering and Technology-
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