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detectors for online hate speech can be easily duped by humans, study shows




hateful text and comments are an ever-increasing problem in online environments, yet addressing the rampant issue relies on being able to identify toxic content. a new study by the aalto university secure systems research group has discovered weaknesses in many machine learning detectors currently u...



hate speech-detecting ais are fools for 'love'




state-of-the-art detectors that screen out online hate speech can be easily duped by humans, shows new study.hateful text and comments are an ever-increasing problem in online environments, yet addressing the rampant issue relies on being able to identify toxic content. a new study by the aalto univ...



censorship is never the answer, sadiq




in a speech this week at the south by southwest festival in texas, the mayor of london sadiq khan said governments must put pressure on social-media companies to tackle hate speech online. to underscore his point, he read out half a dozen nasty tweets he had received. one said he should be killed, o...



hacking online hate means talking to the humans behind it




yasmin green heads r&d at jigsaw, a think tank at google's parent company. her radical strategy? tackle the web's dark side by talking to its creators. the post hacking online hate means talking to the humans behind it appeared first on wired.



hate speech from women is judged harsher than that from men




women who make hateful remarks on social media are likely to be judged more severely than men who make the same comments. this is also true for reactions to hate speech (counter speech) which when made by women are less accepted than counter speech from men. this is according to a study published in...



internet researchers harness the power of algorithms to find hate speech




credit: cc0 public domainduring the municipal elections in spring 2017, a group of researchers and practitioners specialising in computer science, media and communication implemented a hate speech identification campaign with the help of an algorithm based on machine learning. at the beginning of th...



facebook opens 2nd office combating hate speech in germany




facebook is adding 500 more contractors in germany to review content posted to the social media site, after a new law came into force targeting online hate speech.



against hate-speech laws | books & essays | free speech




hate speech is the thorniest of issues for defenders of free speech. when asked where those who champion freedom of expression would draw the line on ‘acceptable’ speech, many of even the usually most stalwart proponents of free speech draw it here.in particular, attitudes towards hate speech ar...



facebook talks about how hard it is to deal with hate speech




figuring out what constitutes hate speech and should be removed is the largest challenge facebook faces with this issue. sometimes it's appallingly obvious when hate speech is just that. "but sometimes, there isn't a clear consensus -- because the words themselves are ambiguous, the intent behind th...



against hate-speech laws | books & essays




hate speech is the thorniest of issues for defenders of free speech. when asked where those who champion freedom of expression would draw the line on ‘acceptable’ speech, many of even the usually most stalwart proponents of free speech draw it here.in particular, attitudes towards hate speech ar...



germany's hefty hate speech fines for social networks start today




although it was met with criticism and concerns over free speech, the law was nevertheless passed in germany, which has some of the world's toughest laws against defamation and hate crimes. in june, german police raided the homes of 36 people accused of hate speech or other illegal content.prior to ...



uk promises to prosecute online hate crimes vigorously




british authorities are promising to prosecute hate crimes committed online as vigorously as those that take place face-to-face, recognizing the growth of hate speech on social media and the potential for such crimes to affect large numbers of people.



ten things you need to know today: monday 21 aug 2017




the director of public prosecutions, alison saunders, wants prosecutors to treat online hate crimes as seriously as those carried out in person. she says that "left untreated", online hate speech could lead to the sort of extremism seen recently in charlottesville, usa, where neo-nazis and white sup...



presstv-germany enforces social media hate speech law




germany begins to fully enforce a hate speech law that requires operators of large online networks to act faster in removing hate speech, fake news and illegal content.media reports said on monday that the transition period given to companies to adjust with the so-called network enforcement act (net...



germany passes law with huge fines for internet companies that don’t bar hate sp




https://www.flickr.com/photos/ra_o/7487556500/share this storygermany has passed a law that creates tight deadlines in which social media websites must remove hate speech. these platforms now face massive fines if they don't comply.within 24 hours, websites like facebook, twitter, and youtube must ...



irish sun - things the irish hate about online shopping




study found that 48 percent of adults in ireland shop online once a month irish revealed the things they hate about online shoppingnot being able to try on clothes and wrong goods being delivered are frustratingdublin, ireland - the irish have identified the things they hate about online shopping, d...



tech companies have the tools to confront white supremacy




say you're a white supremacist who happens to hate jewish people—or black people, muslim people, latino people, take your pick. today, you can communicate those views online any number of ways without setting off many tech companies' anti-hate-speech alarm bells. and that's a problem.as the tech i...



is this hate speech? a facebook bug is freaking everyone out




for a brief window on tuesday, anyone logging on to facebook saw a question at the end of each post asking if the post contained hate speech. to be clear: every facebook post was followed with the query, whether it was a friend posting a picture of a puppy, your auntie sharing a story from church, o...



twenty-five face legal action over same-sex marriage 'hate speech'




"the postal survey saw a resurgence in the amount of homophobia and transphobia in the community."it was ok to say no, but it was not ok to say hitler had the right idea of killing gays."the majority of the hate speech was online, people assume they could not be held accountable for their actions b...



a court order to terminate hate speech tests facebook




the latest demand for facebook to exercise editorial control comes from an austrian court, which ruled the company must eradicate posts id'd as hate speech. the post a court order to terminate hate speech tests facebook appeared first on wired.



tech giants team with anti-defamation league to fight online hate




this isn't the first rodeo for either side. past partnerships led to adl creating a "best practices" guide for fighting hate in 2014. this effort is more involved, however. they're hoping to develop technology that could block or remove hate, not just recommendations that the firms involved don't ha...



by facebook's logic, who is protected from hate speech?




for months now, social media companies have been grappling with how to minimize or eradicate hate speech on their platforms. youtube has been working to make sure advertisers' content doesn't show up on hateful videos. instagram is using ai to delete unsavory comments. and earlier this week, propubl...



how do social media sites tackle hate speech?




hate speech is not a new phenomenon for social network websites, but saturday's far-right rally in charlottesville, virginia, that left one protestor dead has led to companies taking action against offensive groups online. see related barack obama breaks twitter record for most popular tweetwhite ...



german police raided 36 homes over social media hate speech




german law prohibits hate speech; according to the new york times, citizens can be imprisoned for inciting racial hatred for up to five years. this campaign was primarily targeted at right-wing hate speech, but also included those who had posted hateful left-wing content and harassment based on sexu...



germany’s flawed plan to fight hate speech by fining tech giants millions




one german politician is tired of letting platforms make excuses. but governments forcing tech companies to police hate speech will create new problems. the post germany’s flawed plan to fight hate speech by fining tech giants millions appeared first on wired.