Feds creating database to track hate speech on Twitter


B00Mer
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Feds creating database to track hate speech on Twitter



The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter.

The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online.

The “Truthy” database, created by researchers at Indiana University, is designed to “detect political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution.”

The university has received $919,917 so far for the project.

“The project stands to benefit both the research community and the public significantly,” the grant states. “Our data will be made available via [application programming interfaces] APIs and include information on meme propagation networks, statistical data, and relevant user and content features.”

“The open-source platform we develop will be made publicly available and will be extensible to ever more research areas as a greater preponderance of human activities are replicated online,” it continues. “Additionally, we will create a web service open to the public for monitoring trends, bursts, and suspicious memes.”

“This service could mitigate the diffusion of false and misleading ideas, detect hate speech and subversive propaganda, and assist in the preservation of open debate,” the grant said.

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petros
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What exactly are the spooks spooked by? Free speech?
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

What exactly are the spooks spooked by? Free speech?

Yeah, I was wondering how this conflicts with the 1st amendment or they going to try and implement as HRC board like Canada?

I wonder if this has something to do with ISIS trying to recruit using Twitter???

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Tecumsehsbones
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Bill of Rights looking a mite tattered these days. O say can you see?
 

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