Troll Hunting Using Behavioural Analytics

  • Date 04 Jun 2019

Troll Hunting Using Behavioural Analytics

04 Jun 2019, 14:00 - 14:25

Tech Talks

Influence operation on the web and in social media today target everything from elections to corporate interests and high profile individuals. In this talk we present a methodology for identifying and tracking influence operations using behavioural analytics. We show how relevant topics can be identified and how temporal analytics can help in identifying networks of social media accounts engaged in an influence operation. We describe how graph algorithms and visualisations can be used to identify clusters of coordinated accounts and possible gatekeepers connecting these clusters.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the nature of influence operations.
  2. Learn how to identify news topics used in these operations.
  3. Gain insight in how behavioural analytics can help identify accounts active in influence operations.
  4. Understand how temporal analytics can identify coordinated attacks, both by humans and bots.
  5. Get an overview of graph algorithms and visualisation techniques useful for this kind of analysis.



  • Dr. Staffan Truvé


    Chief Technology Officer

    Recorded Future

    Staffan Truvé is the co-founder and CTO of Recorded Future. He has co-founded over fifteen software companies, including visualization pioneer...

Business Issues covered

  1. What will this session help you to do?
    • Demonstrate thought-leadership to ensure security is high for corporate agenda & capex justified‎
    • Understand internal and external threats and keep a business secure‎


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