Hate Track: Tracking and Monitoring Online Racist Speech

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dc.contributor.authorSiapera, Eugenia-
dc.contributor.authorMoreo, Elena-
dc.contributor.authorZhou, Jiang-
dc.description.abstractThe HateTrack Project is an experimental, exploratory research project that combines social, scientific and computational methods to understand online racist speech in the Irish context. The project used insights from civil society and experts in the field of race, racism and hate speech to build a computational tool that harvests and classifies Facebook and Twitter posts in terms of their probability to contain racially-loaded toxic contents. The tool is designed as a monitoring and diagnostic tool of the state of the Irish digital public sphere. While it is currently focused on racially-toxic contents, it can be scaled to other forms of hate and toxicity, such as misogyny and homophobia. Using HateTrack, we generated a dataset which was subsequently analysed in terms of the toxic repertoires it contained, the communities targeted, the kinds of people posting, and the events that trigger racially-toxic contents. Finally, we held workshops with students to identify their views on reporting racist hate speech online.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipIrish Research Councilen_US
dc.publisherIrish Human Rights and Equality Commissionen_US
dc.subjectRacist speechen_US
dc.subjectIrish digital public sphereen_US
dc.subjectSocial tensionsen_US
dc.subjectSocial mediaen_US
dc.titleHate Track: Tracking and Monitoring Online Racist Speechen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.statusNot peer revieweden_US
dc.description.othersponsorshipIrish Human Rights and Equality Commissionen_US
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