Social network analysis of Twitter trolls

The following was a project for an INST633 Social Network Analysis class at the University of Maryland, Summer 2016. This took place during an election year and I was not anticipating the final results during the time I worked on this project. This project gave me a sneak preview of the so-called alt-right and their noxious views months before many of these same topics came to dominate mainstream media.

The research here ultimately contributed to an article published in 2017, for which I was credited as a co-author.

Research paper

Here is a copy of the paper as submitted in 2016.

Video discussion

And here is a video discussing my methodology. This proved way more interesting to my significant other than the paper, but I think that is entirely due to the title and awesome font that I used.