Cartographer Labs

Cartographer Labs is the name James Stevenson uses to publish and release his PhD research. James’ PhD focuses on the identification, prediction, and analysis of cyber crime, cyber terrorism, and extremism online.

WatchTower

WatchTower is a wrapper around the Twitter API designed to help users block undesirable content such as hate speech, violent extremism, misinformation, and more.

The inspiration for watchtower came two fold; first from my PhD research into identifying and predicting ideologically motivated cyber crime and secondly from my intertest in building tools to support users. WatchTower builds off these areas by providing a platform for Twitter users to perform mass-blocking of violent extremist users.

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PINPOINT

Pinpoint is a set of Python tooling that wraps around the creation and use of a binary classification model for identifying far-right extremist content in social media posts (specifically on the Parler social network).

BLINKERS

Blinkers is a simple UI based text editor that allows for filtering sensitive, violent, and radical content limiting the exposure to researchers. Blinkers currently supports the following features:

  • Open, Save, and Modify text files just as you’d expect from any text editor
  • Highlighting multiple words in a file
  • Change the saturation of non-highlighted text, limiting exposure 

Obfuscate_Protect

A tool for quickly obfuscating sensitive, violent, or extremist text to protect the researcher or analyst viewing the content – while keeping it in a unique form so that patterns can still be observed.

Apr
22

Using Machine Learning to Identify Far-Right Extremism

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