White Twitter: Tracing the Evolution of the alt-right in Retweets, 2009-2016

dc.contributor.author Shahin, Saif
dc.contributor.author Ng, Yee Man Margaret
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-04T07:39:07Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-04T07:39:07Z
dc.date.issued 2020-01-07
dc.description.abstract The alt-right White Nationalist movement, which emerged in response to the election of America’s first Black president, adopted Twitter from the outset. Tracing its evolution over eight years in retweets, our study suggests that the movement was relatively small and factionalized until 2015—but its subgroups closed ranks following Donald Trump’s candidacy and became a blowhorn for his campaign. Integrating social network theory with the emerging view of race and politics as dynamic processes, our study advances a “technosocial” understanding of White Nationalism and its journey from the fringes to the center stage of American politics.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2020.296
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-3-3
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/64038
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Culture, Identity, and Inclusion
dc.subject identity
dc.subject polarization
dc.subject race
dc.subject social network analysis
dc.subject twitter
dc.title White Twitter: Tracing the Evolution of the alt-right in Retweets, 2009-2016
dc.type Conference Paper
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