Policing Hate Speech Is Harder Than Nipples

Policing Hate Speech Is Harder Than Nipples

techcrunch.com
No automated system can identify what will offend people. What some humans find disgusting, others find controversial, and others still find funny. Computers just don’t understand. That caused trouble for Facebook this week when activism groups got advertisers to boycott after the social network failed to suspend accounts accused of...
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