University of Alabama at Birmingham: Study finds fringe communities on Reddit and 4chan have high influence on flow of alternative news to Twitter

University of Alabama at Birmingham: Study finds fringe communities on Reddit and 4chan have high influence on flow of alternative news to Twitter. “After analyzing millions of posts containing mainstream and alternative news shared on Twitter, Reddit and 4chan, Jeremy Blackburn, Ph.D., and collaborators found that alt-right communities within 4chan, an image-based discussion forum where users are anonymous, and Reddit, a social news aggregator where users vote up or down on posts, have a surprisingly large influence on Twitter. The results of the study were published this week in a paper at the ACM Internet Measurement Conference in London.”

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