WIRED: Inside Google’s Internet Justice League and Its AI-Powered War on Trolls

From WIRED: Inside Google’s Internet Justice League and Its AI-Powered War on Trolls. “For years now, on Twitter and practically any other freewheeling public forum, the trolls have been out in force. Just in recent months: Trump’s anti-Semitic supporters mobbed Jewish public figures with menacing Holocaust ‘jokes.’ Anonymous racists bullied African American comedian Leslie Jones off Twitter temporarily with pictures of apes and Photoshopped images of semen on her face. Guardian columnist Jessica Valenti quit the service after a horde of misogynist attackers resorted to rape threats against her 5-year-old daughter. ‘It’s too much,’ she signed off. ‘I can’t live like this.’ Feminist writer Sady Doyle says her experience of mass harassment has induced a kind of permanent self-­censorship. ‘There are things I won’t allow myself to talk about,’ she says. ‘Names I won’t allow myself to say.'”

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