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Data for: "Are Anti-Feminist Communities Gateways to the Far Right? Evidence from Reddit and YouTube"

Robin Mamié; Manoel Horta Ribeiro; Robert West

This is the data used in the paper: "Are Anti-Feminist Communities Gateways to the Far Right? Evidence from Reddit and YouTube".

It consists of two types of files:

Channel/subreddit files

Files starting with the prefixes subreddits_ or channels_ are JSON files of the form:

{
  "RedPillWives": [
    {"user_id": "rebelarch86", "timestamp": 1546300848000, "category": "TRP"}, 
    {"user_id": "Throwitaway13245", "timestamp": 1546372113000, "category": "TRP"},
    ...
    ]
...
}

For each channel or subreddit, they contain all users who commented in that subreddit with timestamps.

User files

Files starting with the prefixes users_ are JSON files of the form:

{
    "/channel/UCsr0bfKhVp_IooMDCmGvDIg": [
        {"timestamp": 1532180835686, "channel_id": "UCGDaOZg2INC0Qg2Z203F1dA", "category": "right", "id": "UgxJIPjEJVdZWEYJFIl4AaABAg"}, 
        ...
        ],
    ...
}

For each user, they contain all subreddits (for Reddit-related files) and channels (for YouTube-related files) that users commented on.

Gaming vs Random

Prefixes _gaming and _random indicate, in Reddit-related files, what counterpart is in the file. For the former, the counterparts are gaming channels (17 to be more precise), while for the latter counterparts are 0.05% of Pushshift's sample. There is redundancy here: each file contains everything + data related to a different control.

Other things

Code is made available here: https://github.com/epfl-dlab/manosphere_to_altright

An online appendix with the list of subreddits is made available here.

A list of youtube channels obtained from here is provided in the file sources_final_trimmed.csv.

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channels_youtube.json.gz
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sources_final_trimmed.csv
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subreddits_gaming.json.gz
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subreddits_random.json.gz
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users_reddit_gaming.json.gz
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users_reddit_random.json.gz
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users_youtube.json.gz
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