Content Sharing within the Alternative Media Echo-System: The Case of the White Helmets

Background and Context

Research on the Media Ecosystem surrounding White Helmets conversations on Twitter (Summer 2017)

The Content Sharing Domain Network Graph

Figure 1: The Complete Content-Sharing Domain Network Graph for “White Helmets” Tweets, Summer 2017
Figure 2: A Closer Look at the Alternative Media Ecosystem, Nodes Colored Darker (Added Red) by Degree Degree = Number of Connections

Most Tweeted Web Domains

Table 1. Top 10 Most-Tweeted Web Domains
╔══════════════════════╦════════════╦════════╗
║ Domain ║ # Tweets ║ Degree ║
╠══════════════════════╬════════════╬════════╣
║ 21stcenturywire.com ║ 3119 ║ 30 ║
║ clarityofsignal.com ║ 2391 ║ 1 ║
║ mintpressnews.com ║ 1630 ║ 22 ║
║ alternet.org ║ 1219 ║ 6 ║
║ sputniknews.com ║ 1110 ║ 16 ║
║ newsweek.com ║ 1046 ║ 2 ║
║ rt.com ║ 879 ║ 17 ║
║ globalresearch.ca ║ 707 ║ 33 ║
║ theantimedia.org ║ 682 ║ 30 ║
║ unz.com ║ 512 ║ 22 ║ ╚══════════════════════╩════════════╩════════╝

Main Findings

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Associate Professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering at UW. Researcher of crisis informatics and online rumors. Aging athlete. Army brat.

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Associate Professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering at UW. Researcher of crisis informatics and online rumors. Aging athlete. Army brat.

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