Analysing the activities of far-right extremists on the Parler social network

James Stevenson*, Matthew Edwards, Awais Rashid

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Abstract

A significant gap remains in our understanding of the types of users who utilise online extremist platforms, as well as how their activity on these platforms influences the radicalisation of others and the dissemination of extremist content online. Our research addresses this gap by focusing on the Parler social network, one of the largest social media platforms used by the extreme far-right, boasting a reported 15 million total users as of January 2022. We present an exploration of the Parler social network, specifically reviewing the roles of users in the network and the types of activity and content shared on the platform. Our methodology provides a novel examination of Parler using tools that have previously been tested to understand other extremist groups.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2023 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM)
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages392-399
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9798400704093
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2024
EventASONAM '23: International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining - Kusadasi, Turkey
Duration: 6 Nov 20239 Nov 2023
https://asonam.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/2024/

Conference

ConferenceASONAM '23: International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining
Country/TerritoryTurkey
CityKusadasi
Period6/11/239/11/23
Internet address

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Structured keywords

  • Cyber Security

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