Emoji Use in Twitter White Nationalism Communication

Publication Date Nov 9, 2019


Hate crimes have risen in recent years in the United States and white nationalism appears related to the phenomenon [6]. A portion of the communication regarding white nationalism is taking place online through social media. We report the preliminary results of emoji use by actors involved with the white nationalist conversation on Twitter, both those who support and who oppose the ideology. We investigated the frames and meanings of emoji characters expressed by actors in defining their own identities. We found strikingly different emoji use between the two groups of actors. We present on notable emoji use by those who support and those who oppose the white nationalist ideology.


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