Community building on Gab
Di Yoong, Critical Social Personality Psychology
Faculty Advisor: Maria Rodriguez
Currently in its exploratory phase, this project looks at the formations of community within the social media platform for alt-right users. I am interested in understanding the topics, conversations, and discourses that occur within this platform and how it may contribute to the ways users build communities and maintain them. In addition, I am curious about the relationship between these online spaces and how they are impacted and/or materialize in real life (IRL). Using network analysis, I am hoping to understand the ways users are connected with each other on the platform and if the discourses differ within each network of users. I am particularly interested in the role of gender and gender formation in alt-right communities.