Publications

You know what to do: Proactive detection of YouTube videos targeted by coordinated hate attacksE Mariconti, G Suarez-Tangil, J Blackburn, E De Cristofaro, N Kourtellis, …Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction 3 (CSCW), 2072019
Detecting Cyberbullying and Cyberaggression in Social MediaD Chatzakou, I Leontiadis, J Blackburn, ED Cristofaro, G Stringhini, …ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB) 13 (3), 172019
Who let the trolls out?: Towards understanding state-sponsored trollsS Zannettou, T Caulfield, W Setzer, M Sirivianos, G Stringhini, J BlackburnProceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Web Science, 353-3622019
A unified deep learning architecture for abuse detection AM Founta, D Chatzakou, N Kourtellis, J Blackburn, A Vakali, I LeontiadisProceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Web Science, 105-1142019
Disinformation warfare: Understanding state-sponsored trolls on Twitter and their influence on the webS Zannettou, T Caulfield, E De Cristofaro, M Sirivianos, G Stringhini, …Companion Proceedings of The 2019 World Wide Web Conference, 218-2262019
The web of false information: Rumors, fake news, hoaxes, clickbait, and various other shenanigans S Zannettou, M Sirivianos, J Blackburn, N KourtellisJournal of Data and Information Quality (JDIQ) 11 (3), 102019
” And We Will Fight For Our Race!'” A Measurement Study of Genetic Testing Conversations on Reddit and 4chan A Mittos, S Zannettou, J Blackburn, E De CristofaroarXiv preprint arXiv:1901.097352019
Disturbed YouTube for Kids: Characterizing and Detecting Inappropriate Videos Targeting Young Children K Papadamou, A Papasavva, S Zannettou, J Blackburn, N Kourtellis, …arXiv preprint arXiv:1901.070462019
Disturbed youtube for kids: Characterizing and detecting disturbing content on youtube K Papadamou, A Papasavva, S Zannettou, J Blackburn, N Kourtellis, …arXiv preprint arXiv:1901.070462019
Characterizing the Use of Images by State-Sponsored Troll Accounts on Twitter S Zannettou, B Bradlyn, E De Cristofaro, G Stringhini, J BlackburnarXiv preprint arXiv:1901.059972019
Who Let The Trolls Out? Towards Understanding State-Sponsored Trolls W Setzer, M Sirivianos, G Stringhini, J Blackburn2019
On the origins of memes by means of fringe web communities S Zannettou, T Caulfield, J Blackburn, E De Cristofaro, M Sirivianos, …Proceedings of the Internet Measurement Conference 2018, 188-2022018
Method, a device and computer program products for protecting privacy of users from web-trackers N Laoutaris, J BLACKBURNUS Patent App. 10/110,6332018
Obesity in the new media: a content analysis of obesity videos on YouTube D Lupton, Z Abou-Rizk, G Rail, A Ahmad, JT Allen, L Aphramor, …Fat 37 (1), vii-viii2018
A quantitative approach to understanding online antisemitism J Finkelstein, S Zannettou, B Bradlyn, J BlackburnarXiv preprint arXiv:1809.016442018
Large scale crowdsourcing and characterization of twitter abusive behavior AM Founta, C Djouvas, D Chatzakou, I Leontiadis, J Blackburn, …Twelfth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media2018
Understanding web archiving services and their (mis) use on social media S Zannettou, J Blackburn, E De Cristofaro, M Sirivianos, G Stringhini Twelfth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media2018
What is gab: A bastion of free speech or an alt-right echo chamber S Zannettou, B Bradlyn, E De Cristofaro, H Kwak, M Sirivianos, G Stringini, …Companion Proceedings of the The Web Conference 2018, 1007-10142018
From risk factors to detection and intervention: a practical proposal for future work on cyberbullying A Ioannou, J Blackburn, G Stringhini, E De Cristofaro, N Kourtellis, …Behaviour & Information Technology 37 (3), 258-2662018
” 23andMe confirms: I’m super white”–Analyzing Twitter Discourse On Genetic Testing A Mittos, J Blackburn, E De CristofaroarXiv preprint arXiv:1801.099462018
Cybersafety in Modern Online Social Networks (Dagstuhl Reports 17372)J Blackburn, E De Cristofaro, M Sirivianos, T StrufeDagstuhl Reports 7 (9)2018
The web centipede: understanding how web communities influence each other through the lens of mainstream and alternative news sources S Zannettou, T Caulfield, E De Cristofaro, N Kourtelris, I Leontiadis, …Proceedings of the 2017 Internet Measurement Conference, 405-4172017
Class-based prediction errors to detect hate speech with out-of-vocabulary words J Serra, I Leontiadis, D Spathis, J Blackburn, G Stringhini, A VakaliAbusive Language Workshop 12017
An empirical study on team formation in online games E Alhazmi, S Horawalavithana, J Skvoretz, J Blackburn, A IamnitchiProceedings of the 2017 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in …2017
Hate is not binary: Studying abusive behavior of# gamergate on twitter D Chatzakou, N Kourtellis, J Blackburn, E De Cristofaro, G Stringhini, …Proceedings of the 28th ACM conference on hypertext and social media, 65-742017
Mean birds: Detecting aggression and bullying on twitter D Chatzakou, N Kourtellis, J Blackburn, E De Cristofaro, G Stringhini, …Proceedings of the 2017 ACM on web science conference, 13-222017
From risk factors to detection and intervention: A metareview and practical proposal for research on cyberbullying A Ioannou, J Blackburn, G Siringhini, E De Chrisiofaro, N Kouriellis, …2017 IST-Africa Week Conference (IST-Africa), 1-82017
I Would Not Plant Apple Trees If the World Will Be Wiped: Analyzing Hundreds of Millions of Behavioral Records of Players During an MMORPG Beta Test AR Kang, J Blackburn, H Kwak, HK KimProceedings of the 26th International Conference on World Wide Web Companion …2017
Measuring# gamergate: A tale of hate, sexism, and bullying D Chatzakou, N Kourtellis, J Blackburn, E De Cristofaro, G Stringhini, …Proceedings of the 26th international conference on world wide web companion …2017
Class-based Prediction Errors to Categorize Text with Out-of-vocabulary Words J Serrà, I Leontiadis, D Spathis, G Stringhini, J Blackburn2017
Detecting aggressors and bullies on Twitter D Chatzakou, N Kourtellis, J Blackburn, ED Cristofaro, G Stringhini, …WWW (Companion Volume), 767-7682017
Kek, Cucks, and God Emperor Trump: A Measurement Study of 4chan’s Politically Incorrect Forum and Its Effects on the Web GE Hine, J Onaolapo, E De Cristofaro, N Kourtellis, I Leontiadis, …ICWSM 20172017
Informing Cyberbullying Research with Social/Psychological InsightsJ Blackburn Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Computational Methods for …2016
Like a pack of wolves: Community structure of web trackers V Kalavri, J Blackburn, M Varvello, K Papagiannaki International Conference on Passive and Active Network Measurement, 42-542016
Exploring Cyberbullying and Other Toxic Behavior in Team Competition Online Games H Kwak, J Blackburn, S Han Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing …2015
The influence of indirect ties on social network dynamics X Zuo, J Blackburn, N Kourtellis, J Skvoretz, A Iamnitchi International Conference on Social Informatics, 50-652014
EGG 2014: Exploration on Games and Gamers-Introduction H Kwak, J Blackburn, HK Kim International Conference on Social Informatics, 179-1822014
Linguistic analysis of toxic behavior in an online video game H Kwak, J Blackburn International Conference on Social Informatics, 209-2172014
Cheating in online games: A social network perspective J Blackburn, N Kourtellis, J Skvoretz, M Ripeanu, A Iamnitchi ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT) 13 (3), 92014
Stfu noob!: predicting crowdsourced decisions on toxic behavior in online gamesJ Blackburn, H KwakProceedings of the 23rd international conference on World wide web, 877-8882014
The power of indirect social ties X Zuo, J Blackburn, N Kourtellis, J Skvoretz, A Iamnitchiar Xiv preprint arXiv:1401.42342014
An Analysis of (Bad) Behavior in Online Video GamesJ Blackburn2014
An architecture for collecting longitudinal social dataJ Blackburn, A Iamnitchi 2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC), 184-1882013
Relationships under the microscope with interaction-backed social networks J Blackburn, A Iamnitchi1st International Conference on Internet Science, 1992013
Enabling social applications via decentralized social data management N Kourtellis, J Blackburn, C Borcea, A IamnitchiarXiv preprint arXiv:1211.46272012
Branded with a scarlet C: cheaters in a gaming social network J Blackburn, R Simha, N Kourtellis, X Zuo, M Ripeanu, J Skvoretz, …Proceedings of the 21st international conference on World Wide Web, 81-902012
The social hourglass: An infrastructure for socially aware applications and services A Iamnitchi, J Blackburn, N KourtellisIEEE Internet Computing 16 (3), 13-232012
Cheaters in a gaming social network J Blackburn, R Simha, C Long, X Zuo, N Kourtellis, J Skvoretz, A IamnitchiACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review 39 (3), 101-1032011
Cheaters in the Steam community gaming social network J Blackburn, R Simha, N Kourtellis, X Zuo, C Long, M Ripeanu, J Skvoretz, …arXiv preprint arXiv:1112.49152011