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Lawrence Alexander · June, 2015

I employ social network analysis, open-source investigation and self-written code to research the political use of social media and the web, with a focus on fake news and disinformation.

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Latest posts by Lawrence Alexander from June, 2015

29 June 2015

Hashtags and User Networks in the Putin-Poroshenko Twitter Chatter

RuNet Echo

Network graphs reveal the associations between individual Twitter users in Russia and Ukraine and the hashtags they include in their tweets about presidents Putin and Poroshenko.

2 June 2015

Tor Use in Russia Spiking in Response to Kremlin's Censorship Efforts

RuNet EchoAdvox

As the Kremlin steps up its efforts to enforce Internet censorship, search engine data shows a growing number of Russians use Tor to circumvent content blocking.