Corpus ID: 52165835

A Quantitative Approach to Understanding Online Antisemitism

  title={A Quantitative Approach to Understanding Online Antisemitism},
  author={J. Finkelstein and Savvas Zannettou and Barry Bradlyn and Jeremy Blackburn},
  • J. Finkelstein, Savvas Zannettou, +1 author Jeremy Blackburn
  • Published in ICWSM 2020
  • Computer Science, Sociology
  • A new wave of growing antisemitism, driven by fringe Web communities, is an increasingly worrying presence in the socio-political realm. [...] Key Method We extract semantic embeddings from our corpus of posts and demonstrate how automated techniques can discover and categorize the use of antisemitic terminology. We additionally examine the prevalence and spread of the antisemitic "Happy Merchant" meme, and in particular how these fringe communities influence its propagation to more mainstream services like…Expand Abstract
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