Publications


Peer Reviewed Academic Work

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

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


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.

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