Psychology and morality of political extremists: evidence from Twitter language analysis of alt-right and Antifa

@article{Alizadeh2019PsychologyAM,
  title={Psychology and morality of political extremists: evidence from Twitter language analysis of alt-right and Antifa},
  author={Meysam Alizadeh and Ingmar Weber and Claudio Cioffi-Revilla and Santo Fortunato and Michael Macy},
  journal={EPJ Data Science},
  year={2019},
  volume={8},
  pages={1-35}
}
The recent rise of the political extremism in Western countries has spurred renewed interest in the psychological and moral appeal of political extremism. Empirical support for the psychological explanation using surveys has been limited by lack of access to extremist groups, while field studies have missed psychological measures and failed to compare extremists with contrast groups. We revisit the debate over the psychological and moral appeal of extremism in the U.S. context by analyzing… 
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