Harmful Speech Online: At the Intersection of Algorithms and Human Behavior

Last week, I attended a workshop at Harvard entitled “Harmful Speech Online: At the Intersection of Algorithms and Human Behavior.” Sponsored and organized by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Institute for Strategic Dialogue, and Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics and Public Policy, its goal was to “broadly…

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Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube Vow to Halt Hate Speech

Social media can be a place where racists spread messages of intolerance and terrorists radicalize young people. In order to promote a respectful online environment, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Microsoft have pledged to review hate speech, and other racist, violent, or illegal content posted on their sites, within 24 hours….

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