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Social networks in conflict

Neil Johnson describes the dynamics of protests and explains how data from Facebook can be used to anticipate protest activity.

How do protests evolve? Can we anticipate a burst of protests?

In this talk, Neil describes the dynamics of protests, and explains in more detail how data from Facebook can be used to anticipate protest activity.

Neil Johnson directs the Complex Systems Initiative at the University of Miami, Florida, where he is also Professor of Physics. He is the author of two books and a previous presenter of the Royal Institution lectures for the BBC.

You can watch the whole of Neil’s presentation “The Dark Side: Dynamics of Clandestine Social Networks” on YouTube (33:27).

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