AI can help silence the trolls, but tackling online abuse is ultimately a human choice

Leslie Jones, the actress and comedian who plays Patty Tolan in the all-female reboot of Ghostbusters, has become the latest celebrity on Twitter to be subjected to torrents of abuse. Her ordeal is yet another in a long list of people, overwhelmingly women, who have been abused online. Yet again attention has turned to focus on what steps Twitter is taking to tackle abusive trolling. Sifting abusive posts from the roughly 500m sent per day on Twitter alone is quite a task. The hope is that the computers and software underpinning the platforms that allow us to communicate, share information and have information recommended to us based on our preferences will also help us keep the trolls at bay. Over the past 20 years, increasingly sophisticated algorithms have been developed…


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