Bio

Bertie Vidgen is a Research Fellow in Online Harms within the Public policy programme. His research focuses on detecting, analysing, and countering online hate speech, examining it in the context of both news and social media, as well as extremism and misinformation. In his work, he primarily uses computational social science methods, including machine learning, natural language processing, and statistical modelling.

Before he joined the Turing, Bertie studied for a DPhil at the University of Oxford's Oxford Internet Institute, where he researched Islamophobic hate speech among followers of UK political parties on Twitter. He holds a BA from the University of Warwick in History and Politics and an MA from the University of Essex in Ideology and Discourse Analysis.

Research interests

Blog post, 'Four ways social media platforms could stop the spread of hateful content in aftermath of terror attacks'