Behavioral red flags when recruiting new members?

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(Luis Villa) #1

Obviously, the most important line of defense against bad actors is a strong CoC and a strong commitment to enforcing that CoC. But I’ve been wondering about adding in something slightly more proactive.

We’re currently doing some active outreach/recruitment of core members of a new community, and since the stakes are high, I’d like to see problems coming as much as possible. So that I can either drill down further for more details, or ease off on recruiting altogether.

In the limited discussions I’ve had about this so far, it keeps coming back to brute-force keyword search of social media: search for “gamergate”, etc., and scroll through all the results. I’m curious if this group has other suggestions, or more nuance they’d add to that approach. Am willing to pay for tools as well, if they exist.