Topic Modeling of StormFront Forum Posts

Radicalized communities are actively using the internet to preach their ideas within society. Hence, it is crucial to research the content of such communities to understand their agenda and potentially take actions. The discussion is spread out in different forums on the Internet, but in this study, we used natural language processing technologies for revealing topics discussed in the oldest right-wing forum StormFront. As a result, we found the co-occurrence of discussed topics and real-world events, which means that the method can be used to track the agenda and changes in the community.


Grigorii Nazarko, Richard Frank, Magnus Westerlund


Published in proceedings of conference COGNITIVE 2021 : The Thirteenth International Conference on Advanced Cognitive Technologies and Applications

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