Counter Human Rights Disinformation

This tool provides researchers into extremist groups, individuals, and actions with a system that makes their work more efficient and collaborative. Extremist Explorer collects data from a variety of social media sites, forums and chatrooms, and algorithmically identifies violent hate speech there. Integrated into EE are tools such as the research platform Spiderfoot, facial recognition, and a databasing function.

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Extremist Explorer

This tool provides researchers into extremist groups, individuals, and actions with a system that makes their work more efficient and collaborative. Extremist Explorer collects data from a variety of social media sites, forums and chatrooms, and algorithmically identifies violent hate speech there. Integrated into EE are tools such as the research platform Spiderfoot, facial recognition, and a databasing function.

If you are a researcher or journalist who focuses on extremism, you may qualify to use this tool. Please email [email protected] for more information.

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Published on March 8, 2021

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