ISR Insights Speaker Series – Detecting white supremacist speech on social media

October 18, 2021

ANN ARBOR – ISR Insights Speaker Series is a series focusing on the research happening at ISR. This event will be online only.

Detecting white supremacist speech on social media
Wednesday, November 3, 1pm ET via Zoom:
https://umich.zoom.us/j/95713729690

Libby Hemphill
Director, Resource Center for Minority Data at ICPSR
Associate Professor at UMSI

Social media have been repeatedly shown to harbor white supremacist networks, enabling far-right extremists to find one another, recruit and radicalize new members, and normalize their hate. In order to address the problem of white supremacist speech on social media, platforms must first be able to identify it.

In this talk, Libby Hemphill will present research to understand what white supremacist speech looks like, especially how it’s different from general or commonplace speech, and to determine whether white supremacists try to adapt to avoid detection from social media platforms’ current content moderation systems.

ISR Insights Speaker Series - Detecting white supremacist speech on social media. Wednesday, November 3 at 1pm Eastern, with Libby Hemphill

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