Draining The (Twitter) Swamp

How being no-platformed led me to the heart of flag-bearing nationalist types

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Dissecting “Lisa the Nationalist for Canada”

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@LisaMar91564392 is the most central account above (based on eigenvector centrality). Nodes (dots) represent Twitter accounts. Edges (lines) represent Followers/Following relationships. Lit up edges represent accounts that @LisaMar91564392 is Following. Graph contains 41,085 Nodes and 985,804 Edges. Thanks to Anthony Lusardi who helped with data wrangling

1) Brexit (674 accounts)

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2) Canada (768 accounts)

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3) KAG (10,724 accounts)

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4) MAGA (18,778 accounts)

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5) Patriot (6,885 accounts)

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6) QAnon (1,613 accounts)

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7) Trudeau (653 accounts)

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8) Trump (14,882 accounts)

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9) Wexit (139 accounts)

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10) WWG1WGA (4,281 accounts)

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Bridging MCGA (Make Canada Great Again) & MAGA

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Nodes are sized based on degree
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Hyperactive Accounts (100+ Tweets/Day)

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Graph represents 1,378 (Following/Followers) *connected* hyperactive tweeting accounts (out of 2,188 *overall* hyperactive tweeting accounts)

Flag Bearing Nationalist Types

Our first post on Canadian-focused election interference was in early Sep (follow-up post later that month)
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