Professor of Computer Science, Elon University

Megan Squire is a data scientist studying niche and extremist online communities. She collects, stores, curates, and analyzes large amounts of textual and network data from online sources including social media. In 2004, she co-founded a project called FLOSSmole to collect and analyze data to understand the free, libre and open source software (FLOSS) community. In 2017, she began a project called Whack-a-mole to analyze data about right-wing extremist communities online.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Computing Sciences, Elon University