Publications


Peer Reviewed Academic Work

The penumbra of open source: projects outside of centralized platforms are longer maintained, more academic and more collaborative

EPJ Data Science, 2022

Milo Z. Trujillo, Laurent Hébert-Dufresne, James P. Bagrow

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Distinguishing In-Groups and Onlookers by Language Use

12th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment & Social Media Analysis (WASSA), 2022

Joshua R. Minot, Milo Z. Trujillo, Samuel F. Rosenblatt, Guillermo de Anda Jáuregui, Emily Moog, Briane Paul V. Samson, Laurent Hébert-Dufresne, Allison M. Roth

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Characterizing YouTube and BitChute Content and Mobilizers During U.S. Election Fraud Discussions on Twitter

The 14th ACM Web Science Conference (WebSci), 2022

Matthew C. Childs, Cody Buntain, Milo Z. Trujillo, Benjamin D. Horne

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The MeLa BitChute Dataset

The International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), 2022

Milo Z. Trujillo, Mauricio Gruppi, Cody Buntain, Benjamin D. Horne

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The Secret of BlueLeaks: Security, Police, and the Continuum of Pacification

Small Wars & Insurgencies, 2021

Brendan McQuade, Lorax B. Horne, Zach Wehrwein, Milo Z. Trujillo

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When the Echo Chamber Shatters: Examining the Use of Community-Specific Language Post-Subreddit Ban

Workshop on Online Abuse and Harms (WOAH), 2021

Milo Z. Trujillo, Samuel F. Rosenblatt, Guillermo de Anda Jáuregui, Emily Moog, Briane Paul V. Samson, Laurent Hébert-Dufresne, Allison M. Roth

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Which Contributions Count? Analysis of Attribution in Open Source

Mining Software Repositories Conference (MSR), 2021

Jean-Gabriel Young, Amanda Casari, Katie McLaughlin, Milo Z. Trujillo, Laurent Hébert-Dufresne, James P. Bagrow

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Open Source Ecosystems Need Equitable Credit Across Contributions

Nature Computational Science, 2021

Amanda Casari, Katie McLaughlin, Milo Z. Trujillo, Jean-Gabriel Young, James P. Bagrow, Laurent Hébert-Dufresne

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What is BitChute? Characterizing the “Free Speech” Alternative to YouTube

ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT) 2020

Milo Trujillo, Mauricio Gruppi, Cody Buntain, and Benjamin D. Horne

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Hateful YouTube: Characterizing the Social Video-hosting Platform BitChute

International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2) 2020

Milo Trujillo, Mauricio Gruppi, Cody Buntain, and Benjamin D. Horne

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Non-Peer Reviewed

Hosting Under Duress

2600: The Hacker Quarterly, Volume Thirty-Seven, Number Four (Winter 2020 Issue)

Milo Trujillo

Post, Journal Issue


Information Contagion in Temporal Human Networks with Heterogeneous Susceptibility

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (MS Thesis) 2020

Milo Trujillo, Advisors: Sibel Adali, Jianxi Gao

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Activism Under Oppression: How Internet-Age Social Movements Organize to Resist Structural Attacks, Internal Schisms, and Disinformation

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (BS Thesis) 2018

Milo Trujillo, Advisor: Ron Eglash

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Activism Under Oppression

SELEF (Literary Competition) 2018

Milo Trujillo, Ron Eglash

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Optimizing Social Hierarchy

Santa Fe Institute (Internal Workshop) 2017

Milo Trujillo, Justin Grana, Brendan Tracey, David Wolpert

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Lectures and Public Speaking


Hateful YouTube: Characterizing the Social Video-Hosting Platform BitChute

International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2), July 2020

Presented research announced at IC2S2 and published at ACM-Hypertext categorizing the alternative social media platform BitChute, which serves as a haven for deplatformed and demonetized accounts from more mainstream platforms. This project involved mass data collection with custom scrapers, language analysis (especially LDA topic analysis), network analysis, and broad platform and behavioral categorization.

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Optimizing Social Hierarchy

Santa Fe Institute, August 2017

Presented on research conducted with David Wolpert and Justin Grana while I was in the REU program. We developed a model for defining and measuring the success of communications hierarchies, and combined that model with machine learning to design optimal social structures for a variety of scenarios.

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Mentions in Media


Following Trump’s YouTube ban, it is feared his supporters are migrating to a ‘Wild West’ of video-sharing, mingling with far-right and neo-Nazis terror groups

Business Insider, Joshua Zitser, January 2021

Outlines the exodus of far-right users from mainstream platforms to alt-tech sites like Parler and BitChute. Includes an interview with my co-author on BitChute research, Ben Horne. Focuses on the content and lack of moderation on BitChute and similar websites.

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BitChute welcomes the dangerous hate speech that YouTube bans

Mashable, Matt Binder, December 2020

Discusses my research with Ben Horne, Mauricio Gruppi, and Cody Buntain on alt-tech platform BitChute, characterizing both the activity on the platform and its integration with the broader alt-tech and mainstream social media ecosystems.

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Global Offshore Corporate Networks Exposed in Massive Data Leak

Unicorn Riot, Dan Feidt, December 2019

Coverage of the “#29Leaks” release, where DDoSecrets published documents revealing Formations House’s activities creating shell companies for the ultra-wealthy to obscure financial transactions. I worked for both the Pursuance Project and DDoSecrets on #29Leaks to create and administer infrastructure for analyzing and disseminating the leaked documents.

Website, Archive Snapshot