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Can proactive interventions help moderate Reddit's communities?

March 03, 2022

In this blog post, Hussam Habib provides an overview of our work to understand whether dangerous online communities can be identified by their evolutionary characteristics. Read more about the work here.

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Title: “Are Proactive Interventions for Reddit Communities Feasible?”

Authors: Hussam Habib (UIowa), Maaz Bin Musa (UIowa), Md. Fareed Zaffar (LUMS), Rishab Nithyanand (UIowa)

Venue: AAAI International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2022)

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