Hate Speech

A Tool that Detects the Strength of Hate Speech on Twitter

A new machine learning tool can detect and classify different strengths of Islamophobic hate speech on Twitter. Bertie Vidgen and Taha Yasseri explain their processes in creating a new tool that detects Islamophobic hate speech on Twitter.

5 months ago
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Hate Speech on Social Media Undermines Important UN Declarations

Evidence suggests that one effect of the growing phenomenon of online hate speech is that it fosters varied forms of inequalities (e.g. class, race, gender, and place of origin) and, consequently, also (in)directly undermines important United Nations declarations promoting human rights.

6 months ago
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Social Media in Brazil: Distilling Racism Against Black Women

Rather than a ‘racial democracy,’ racism and prejudice against black people and women in particular, remains strong in the minds of many Brazilians. Using his policy brief as ammunition, Dr. Luiz Valerio argues that social media platforms play an important role in the dissemination and reinforcement of such ideologies and offers recommendations that should not be overlooked.

1 year ago
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