SG Seminar by Prof. Animesh Mukherjee

Jun 10, 2022 -

Prof. Animesh Mukherjee from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur will present his work on the rise of hate content in online social media.

  • Title: The rise of hate content in online social media
  • Date: Monday, 13 June 2022 at 11:00 - 12:00
  • Room: HG E 33.5

Abstract

In this talk, I shall be discussing some of the projects that we have been doing in the analysis, detection, and mitigation of hate content in online social media. I shall begin by discussing how hate speech spreads on an unmoderated platform like Gab. Next, I shall discuss specialized detection models for trapping hate speech that is (a) explainable and (b) appropriate in a multilingual setting. Subsequently, I shall talk about mitigation techniques using counterspeech. I shall close by talking about a new form of harmful content — fear speech and our ongoing research activities.