Twitter hires academics to monitor its ‘health’ and combat hate speech

1st Aug 2018

Twitter has hired academics from institutions including Oxford University to help it combat “intolerant discourse” and monitor the “health” of the social network.

The firm is working with social psychology Professor Miles Hewstone and John Gallacher, along with Dr Marc Heerdink from the University of Amsterdam, to study the spread of hate speech.

The move is part of Twitter’s aim to create algorithms that better distinguish between hate speech and conversations that break the “norms of politeness”.

 

source/read more: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/07/30/twitter-hires-academics-monitor-healthand-combat-hate-speech/

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