This paper sets out to interpolate and predict state-level polling at the daily level by employing a dataset of over 500GB of political tweets from the final months of the 2012 presidential campaign.
This recorded talk with Susan Benesch, a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society deals with data driven methods to decrease hate online. Troll Wrastling, according to Benesch is the need to engage with trolls (offensive or provocative online poster), in part because it may be the most successful path to countering dangers speech on the internet. Benesch believes that punishment and censorship are not robust strategies, and instead that dangerous speech should be addressed through counter-speech.
Researchers and practitioners interested in producing or studying counter narratives to extremist ideologies would be well suited to study Benesch’s in-depth work and use this lecture as a starting point to learn more about her theories on dangerous speech.