Internet created the first map that traces the spread of hatred online

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August 21, 2019

This article was translated from Italian

Online hatred thrives through self-organized, scalable groups that connect to form resilient networks, spread across multiple social platforms, in multiple countries and in multiple languages. This is what can be seen from the first online map of hatred made by a group of researchers from George Washington University in a study published in the journal Nature.

Researchers developed a one-of-a-kind map to understand how online hate groups thrive in order to assist social media platforms and law enforcement agencies in the battle against online hatred. Recently, ideologies based on online hatred and extremist groups have been linked to a wave of crimes around the world.

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