Summary #756

"Global Hate Highways" Reveal How Online Hate Clusters Multiply and Thrive
  • Social media employs ineffective methods to fight online hate, as new study shows with sophisticated mathematical mapping model.
  • Methods like banning individual users from a single platform, or banning ideologies from platforms, can actually make the problem worse.
  • The popularisers of hateful ideology easily regroup, switch platforms, and use tactics that render hate speech detection algorithms hopeless.
  • Study authors advise a different method -- randomly banning a small fraction of individuals across platforms, and sending in anti-hate advocates.


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