NCRI Research Featured in the Washington Post

Craig Timberg and Drew Harwell wrote an excellent article about out most recent paper,   “A Quantitative Approach to Understanding Online Antisemitism“.  Their article, “Racism and anti-Semitism surged in corners of the Web after Trump’s election, analysis shows” discusses our finding about the nature of alt-right social networks and how real world events such as Trump’s election, inauguration, and the Charlottesville protests markedly increased anti-black and anti-semitic rhetoric and memes in these networks.   They also explain how hateful memes such as “The Happy Merchant” themed memes are created in alt-right networks and move to more mainstream social networks.