Type

Report

Authors

Jiang Zhou
Elena Moreo
Eugenia Siapera

Subjects

Sociology

Topics
irish digital public sphere social media hate speech racist speech social tensions online tracking civil society

Hate Track: Tracking and Monitoring Online Racist Speech (2018)

Abstract The 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.
Collections Ireland -> University College Dublin -> College of Social Sciences and Law
Ireland -> University College Dublin -> Information and Communication Studies Research Collection
Ireland -> University College Dublin -> School of Information and Communication Studies

Full list of authors on original publication

Jiang Zhou, Elena Moreo, Eugenia Siapera

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Jiang Zhou
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 18
 
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Eugenia Siapera
TU Dublin
Total Publications: 3