Who does Trump most interact with on Twitter? What does sectarianism look like in political social media? Who has the most influence on our politicians online?
Today, the team behind SMAT (Social Media Analysis Toolkit) is launching a live, updating and interactive network graph of U.S. politicians and the accounts they interact with on Twitter. You can use it to analyze things like influence and connections between various political figures in the process of the U.S. 2020 election.
This new election network graph tool is meant to be a complement to the existing open-source investigation tools provided by SMAT and outlined in a prior Mozilla blog post. Amid this infodemic, the future of democracy in the age of the internet depends on robust and easy to use tools to analyze and ultimately counter the spread of things like mis- and disinformation. Looking at social media networks helps to visualize the types of networks of influence that can have adverse effects on our elections. Transparency such as this is the key to breaking out of this cycle and building the types of systems that are worthy of trust.
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See Also: Social Media Analysis Toolkit