2022 Undergraduate Research Showcase
 

Document Type

Student Presentation

Presentation Date

4-22-2022

Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Sole Pera

Abstract

Hate speech is defined as any public communication that depreciates a person or a group by expressing hate or encouraging violence. From the identification of the profiles of hate propagators, it is possible to avoid the spread of hate speech and keep social networks healthier. In this study, I focused on Twitter. Simply analyzing words in tweets is a good starting point to identify hate speech and people who spread hate speech. However, we believe there is value in considering other expressions that are commonly seen in tweets. The purpose of this study was to explore a variety of expressions and unveil a set of common patterns that could lead to identifying user profiles that promote hate speech on social media (Twitter).

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