07 Aug 2017

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Summer school research leads to New Statesman article for STIS PhD student Tim Squirrel

STIS PhD student Tim Squirrel has used research generated through a recent Digital Methods Summer School at the University of Amsterdam to publish a piece with the New Statesman on alt-right language.

Squirrel developed novel digital methods to study reddit, the site of his PhD research, and applied these to investigate how words become part of in-group language across the site. 

Find the full New Statesman article here: http://www.newstatesman.com/science-tech/2017/08/evolution-cuck-shows-different-far-right-groups-are-learning-same-language

More about Squirrel's research can also be found on the LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog at http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2017/08/02/new-digital-methods-can-be-used-to-analyse-linguistic-terms-and-better-understand-reddit-communities/