GMO controversies: Dynamics across Reddit and Wikipedia

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Feb 26 · 17 min read

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Pusztai Affair: Simple timeline of user revision made by Python script
GM Potatoes: Simple timeline of user revision made by Python script.
In-text links network. Clustered by modularity class and with weighted nodes. The nodes here represent pages on Wikipedia, while the edges represent connections where these pages are referring to each other.
Monsanto. This map portrays the network clustered by node ranking, showing the use of the keyword Monsanto. The darker the node, the more mentions. Here it is apparent that the page Genetically modified food controversies is a frequent user of the term.
Keyword: Proteins. This map portrays the network clustered by node ranking, showing the use of the keyword Proteins. The darker the node, the more mentions. Here it is apparent that the pages Bacillus thuringiensis and Pharming (genetics) are frequent users of the term.
Keyword: Safety. This map portrays the network clustered by node ranking, showing the use of the keyword Safety. The darker the node, the more mentions. Here it is apparent that the page Genetically modified food controversies is a frequent user of the term.
Keyword: Science. This map portrays the network clustered by node ranking, showing the use of the keyword Science. The darker the node, the more mentions. Here it is apparent that the page Genetically modified food controversies is a frequent user of the term. Note: the slight colour differences left side at “Mon 610”
Keyword: Seralini. This map portrays the network clustered by node ranking, showing the use of the keyword Seralini. The darker the node, the more mentions. Here it is apparent that the page Séralini affair is a frequent user of the term.
Keyword: University. This map portrays the network clustered by node ranking, showing the use of the keyword University. The darker the node, the more mentions. Here it is apparent that the pages Gilles-Éric Séralini, Séralini affair, DMH-11 Mustard are frequent users of the term.
Wordcloud based on a text scrape of the Wikipedia category “Genetically Modified Organisms in Agriculture”
Map of semantic analysis with clusters that identify cohesive thematic areas
Network map over engagements. Nodes represent authors and submission IDs, while the edges represent actions such as comments or submissions of posts. Clusters surrounding active users are annotated.
Color legend: Green = comments, Orange = submissions
This timeline showcases the progress of the activity on the different subreddits related to the GMO topic, over time, according to the number of submissions and comments.
This timeline showcases the progress of the activity on the different subreddits related to the GMO topic, over time, according to the number of upvotes.
Map of semantic analysis with clusters that identify cohesive thematic areas, a title was created from the 3 biggest keywords from each coloured cluster.
This timeline shows the accumulated amount of edits that have been made to the Wikipedia page “Genetically Modified Food Controversies” from 2012–2019.
This timeline shows the six Subreddits collected in one timeline, and how much activity they have, based on the number of accumulated comments and submissions, from 2012 to 2019.
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