Google’s YouTube tackles hate speech in real time during congressional hearing on hate – CNET

Politics Leer en español Hateful comments flood YouTube livestream of congressional hearing on hate The Google-owned video service shuts down the comment section on the stream. By Queenie Wong April 9, 2019 12:36 PM PDT Alexandria Walden, Google’s counsel for free expression and human rights, testifies at a House Judiciary Committee hearing about the rise

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Twitter, Facebook ban far-right figures for fake accounts, hate speech – CNET

Internet Twitter, Facebook ban far-right figures for fake accounts, hate speech Jacob Wohl and Tommy Robinson have their accounts removed. by Abrar Al-Heeti February 26, 2019 3:44 PM PST Tommy Robinson was banned from Facebook and Instagram on Tuesday. Getty Images Two high-profile far-right figures were kicked off social media Tuesday. Jacob Wohl, an internet

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The EU’s approach to tackling hate speech might actually be working – CNET

Internet Services The EU’s approach to tackling hate speech might actually be working Social networks now remove 72 percent of content reported as illegal hate speech. That percentage was 28 percent in 2016. by Katie Collins February 4, 2019 11:50 AM PST Some social networks (Facebook) are making more progress than others (Twitter). Omar Marques/SOPA

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Scientists train AI to turn brain signals into speech – CNET

Sci-Tech Scientists train AI to turn brain signals into speech Researchers at Columbia University are using an algorithm to translate brain waves into intelligible spoken words. by Jackson Ryan January 30, 2019 8:32 AM PST The researchers worked with epilepsy patients undergoing brain surgery. Science Photo Library Paseika/Getty Images Neuroengineers have crafted a breakthrough device

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