Artificial intelligence to combat hate speech, conservatives?

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
By Paul Martin

Artificial intelligence-based computer algorithms may soon label conservatives as haters using a new system called the Online Hate Index (OHI).

By Shepard Ambellas
December 18, 2018

Researchers and scientists at the University of California and the Anti-Defamation League are working on a way to combat what they are calling ‘bigoted hate speech,’ according to a new report.

Apparently, the ADL and other leftists who are working on the project plan to leave no stone unturned when it comes to exposing those who engage in what they consider ‘hate speech.’ In fact, researchers are even creating an Online Hate Index (OHI) which will essentially keep track of peoples level of hate.

However, the new system seems like it may be part of a dastardly plan to label those who disagree with the far left’s traditional values as haters.

One researcher involved with the project stated:

The OHI intends to address these deficiencies. Already, their work has attracted the attention and financial support of the platforms that are most bedeviled—and that draw the most criticism—for hate-laced content: Twitter, Google, Facebook, and Reddit…

D-Lab initially enlisted ten students of diverse backgrounds from around the country to “code” the posts, flagging those that overtly, or subtly, conveyed hate messages. Data obtained from the original group of students were fed into machine learning models, ultimately yielding algorithms that could identify text that met hate speech definitions with 85 percent accuracy, missing or mislabeling offensive words and phrases only 15 percent of the time.

Though the initial ten coders were left to make their own evaluations, they were given survey questions (e.g. “…Is the comment directed at or about any individual or groups based on race or ethnicity?) to help them differentiate hate speech from merely offensive language. In general, “hate comments” were associated with specific groups while “non-hate” language was linked to specific individuals without reference to religion, race, gender, etc. Under these criteria, a screed against the Jewish community would be identified as hate speech while a rant—no matter how foul—against an African-American celebrity might get a pass, as long as his or her race wasn’t cited.

Will the existence of an Online Hate Index be used to silence the voice of conservatives?

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