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Gregor Samsa Accounts on Twitter

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Gregor Samsa Accounts on Twitter

Laboratory : LSIR Semester Proposal


There are shape shifting (Gregor Samsa) accounts on Twitter who apparently goes hand to hand.

Sometimes they are Real Madrid fans who shares his favourite bet website, sometimes they are Yellow Vests activists who want Macron to resign, other times they are surgeons who will make you look better.

You, as a Twitter Sherlock Holmes, is required to reveal their true identity and goals. You will do the following:

  1. Given two different screen name for same user, determine if the account belongs to same identity.
  2. Do a content and network analysis for those who apparently has different identity.

Potential resources: none :(

Deliverables: datasets, codebase, results of analysis, a nice presentations with visualizations that you can do interpretations on.

Requirements: Data analysis skills in Python and Pandas and interest in the topic. Reading Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka is a plus.

Contact: Tugrulcan Elmas
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