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    Social Media Analysis suggests links between Baltimore and Ferguson violence

    I've been waiting for someone to do something like this. Mix in some facial recognition software, and you can start highlighting individuals in the act, too.

    An analysis of social media traffic in downtown Baltimore Monday has unearthed striking connections to the protests in Ferguson, Mo. last year, according to a leading data mining firm that shared its findings exclusively with Fox News.

    The firm, which asked to remain anonymous because of its government work, found between 20 and 50 social media accounts in Baltimore that were also tied to the peak period of violence in Ferguson. While further analysis is being conducted on the data, it suggests the presence of "professional protesters" or anarchists taking advantage of Freddie Gray's death to incite more violence.
    This is where LE should focus. Find these people, and by breaking up their network, you can get rid of the instigators who turn protests violent.
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    Re: Social Media Analysis suggests links between Baltimore and Ferguson violence

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I've been waiting for someone to do something like this. Mix in some facial recognition software, and you can start highlighting individuals in the act, too.



    This is where LE should focus. Find these people, and by breaking up their network, you can get rid of the instigators who turn protests violent.
    I remember that fairly early on in Ferguson it was really clear much of the problem came from outside. Remember the video of the alderman getting in a fight with one of those outside agitators? It would not surprise me in the least if outsiders drove much of these events, for several possible motives.
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    Re: Social Media Analysis suggests links between Baltimore and Ferguson violence

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I remember that fairly early on in Ferguson it was really clear much of the problem came from outside. Remember the video of the alderman getting in a fight with one of those outside agitators? It would not surprise me in the least if outsiders drove much of these events, for several possible motives.
    I think the basic motive is the same. Engage in cathartic violence. Hopefully spark a harshening of police attitudes towards the demographic you seem to come from.

    In a very real way, people like this have broken the Social Contract and are currently in a state of war against Society.
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    Re: Social Media Analysis suggests links between Baltimore and Ferguson violence

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I remember that fairly early on in Ferguson it was really clear much of the problem came from outside. Remember the video of the alderman getting in a fight with one of those outside agitators? It would not surprise me in the least if outsiders drove much of these events, for several possible motives.
    It's like those traveling storm damage repair men going from city to city following major storms fixing hail damage to cars and roofs.

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    Re: Social Media Analysis suggests links between Baltimore and Ferguson violence

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    It's like those traveling storm damage repair men going from city to city following major storms fixing hail damage to cars and roofs.
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    Re: Social Media Analysis suggests links between Baltimore and Ferguson violence

    Quick question. By social media activity do they mean "retweets", "shares", "likes", "comments"? Because I can think of plenty of social media accounts that are "tied to cities 825 miles apart"... News organizations...
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    Re: Social Media Analysis suggests links between Baltimore and Ferguson violence

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Quick question. By social media activity do they mean "retweets", "shares", "likes", "comments"? Because I can think of plenty of social media accounts that are "tied to cities 825 miles apart"... News organizations...
    That's why I haven't really commended on the article. It casts such a wide net that it's impossible to tell just what it is referring to. Between Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore, Maryland, there are 3 big cities (Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Columbus). It's not hard to imagine 20-50 political junkies from the left traveling to both of the cities. What I find more interesting is the supposed relationship between them, their accounts and the violence. Is the article saying that these people incited the violence through their twitter accounts in two cities? That should be looked into. However, if the connection is that they were in both cities, and tweeted about the incidents, that's a pretty weak connection.
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    Re: Social Media Analysis suggests links between Baltimore and Ferguson violence

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Quick question. By social media activity do they mean "retweets", "shares", "likes", "comments"? Because I can think of plenty of social media accounts that are "tied to cities 825 miles apart"... News organizations...
    If you read through it, it seems to be looking at individuals not tied to organizations who are uploading as a first-person source. It's not exactly impossible to filter out everything with a @cnn.com email address.

    It also matches, as Redress points out, the on-site reports that the majority of the worst offenders were outsiders.
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    Re: Social Media Analysis suggests links between Baltimore and Ferguson violence

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I've been waiting for someone to do something like this. Mix in some facial recognition software, and you can start highlighting individuals in the act, too.



    This is where LE should focus. Find these people, and by breaking up their network, you can get rid of the instigators who turn protests violent.
    It's really no different from the Black Bloc and those who follow them who infiltrate citizen protests at G20/G7 meetings and create havoc and mass violence and destruction of public and private property and then slink away to their next site of "protest".

    And before some idiot here asks why I only refer to the "Black" Bloc, it's not a race reference
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    Re: Social Media Analysis suggests links between Baltimore and Ferguson violence

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    If you read through it,
    I did.

    it seems to be looking at individuals not tied to organizations who are uploading as a first-person source.
    I just saw 20-50 accounts. No other real information, other than "further analysis is being conducted on the data"

    It's not exactly impossible to filter out everything with a @cnn.com email address.
    I dont see any indication that they did or did not do that...

    It also matches, as Redress points out, the on-site reports that the majority of the worst offenders were outsiders.
    I'm sure they were just saying we dont have very much information on the study at all from the article.
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