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in case you haven't seen it, this paper shows that de-platforming works
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march 2018 by mgates
Interesting research showing that banning hate speech really makes for better communities
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january 2018 by codepo8
Research on the efficacy of banning in social networks.
community  social  network 
january 2018 by pb
Academic research shows you can change communities by banning horrible behavior
reddit  community  abuse  tirefire  hatespeech 
january 2018 by nelson
In 2015, Reddit closed several subreddits—foremost among them r/fatpeoplehate and r/CoonTown—due to violations of Reddit’s anti-harassment policy. However, the effectiveness of banning as a moderation approach remains unclear: banning might diminish hateful behavior, or it may relocate such behavior to different parts of the site. We study the ban of r/fatpeoplehate and r/CoonTown in terms of its effect on both participating users and affected subreddits. Working from over 100M Reddit posts and comments, we generate hate speech lexicons to examine variations in hate speech usage via causal inference methods. We find that the ban worked for Reddit. More accounts than expected discontinued using the site; those that stayed drastically decreased their hate speech usage—by at least 80%. Though many subreddits saw an influx of r/fatpeoplehate and r/CoonTown “migrants,” those subreddits saw no significant changes in hate speech usage. In other words, other subreddits did not inherit the problem. We conclude by reflecting on the apparent success of the ban, discussing implications for online moderation, Reddit and internet communities more broadly.

http://comp.social.gatech.edu/papers/cscw18-chand-hate.pdf
Reddit  Language  HateSpeech  nct  Papers 
october 2017 by walt74

In 2015, Reddit closed several subreddits—foremost among them r/fatpeoplehate and r/CoonTown—due to violations of Reddit’s anti-harassment policy. However, the e ectiveness of banning as a moderation approach remains unclear: banning might diminish hateful behavior, or it may relocate such behavior to di erent parts of the site. We study the ban of r/fatpeoplehate and r/CoonTown in terms of its e ect on both participating users and a ected subreddits. Working from over 100M Reddit posts and comments, we generate hate speech lexicons to examine variations in hate speech usage via causal inference methods. We nd that the ban worked for Reddit. More accounts than expected discontinued using the site; those that stayed drastically decreased their hate speech usage—by at least 80%. Though many subreddits saw an in ux of r/fatpeoplehate and r/CoonTown “migrants,” those subreddits saw no signi cant changes in hate speech usage. In other words, other subreddits did not inherit the problem. We conclude by re ecting on the apparent success of the ban, discussing implications for online moderation, Reddit and internet communities more broadly.
reddit  community  paper  pdf 
september 2017 by micktwomey
Reddit's 2015 shuttering of several hateful subreddits seems to have had a site-wide effect of reducing toxic posts:
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september 2017 by kangaroo5383
RT : Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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september 2017 by laurajnash
n 2015, Reddit closed several subreddits—foremost among them r/fatpeoplehate and r/CoonTown—due to violations of Reddit’s anti-harassment policy. However, the effectiveness of banning as a moderation approach remains unclear: banning might diminish hateful behavior, or it may relocate such behavior to different parts of the site. We study the ban of r/fatpeoplehate and r/CoonTown in terms of its effect on both participating users and affected subreddits. Working from over 100M Reddit posts and comments, we generate hate speech lexicons to examine variations in hate speech usage via causal inference methods. We find that the ban worked
for Reddit. More accounts than expected discontinued using the site; those that stayed drastically decreased their hate speech usage—by at least 80%. Though many subreddits saw an influx of r/fatpeoplehate and r/CoonTown “migrants,” those subreddits saw no significant changes in hate speech usage. In other words, other subreddits did not inherit the problem. We conclude by reflecting on the apparent success of the ban, discussing implications for online moderation, Reddit and internet communities more broadly.
causal_inference  natural_language_processing  natural_experiment  internet_culture  reddit  social_media  public_sphere  freedom_of_speech  via:nyhan 
september 2017 by rvenkat
RT : Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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september 2017 by noahsussman
RT : Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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september 2017 by gaelicWizard

In 2015, Reddit closed several subreddits—foremost among them r/fatpeoplehate and r/CoonTown—due to violations of Reddit’s anti-harassment policy. However, the effectiveness of banning as a moderation approach remains unclear: banning might diminish hateful behavior, or it may relocate such behavior to different parts of the site.

We study the ban of r/fatpeoplehate and r/CoonTown in terms of its effect on both participating users and affected subreddits. Working from over 100M Reddit posts and comments, we generate hate speech lexicons to examine variations in hate speech usage via causal inference methods. We find that the ban worked for Reddit. More accounts than expected discontinued using the site; those that stayed drastically decreased their hate speech usage—by at least 80%. Though many subreddits saw an influx of r/fatpeoplehate and r/CoonTown “migrants,” those subreddits saw no significant changes in hate speech usage. In other words, other subreddits did not inherit the problem. We conclude by reflecting on the apparent success of the ban, discussing implications for online moderation, Reddit and internet communities more broadly.


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abuse  reddit  research  hate-speech  community  moderation  racism  internet 
september 2017 by jm
RT : Reddit が2015年に行ったヘイトスピーチ対策の有効性についての論文。多くのアカウントがサイトの利用を止めて、言葉の使用は少なくとも 80% ぐらい減ったそうで。
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september 2017 by fanficforensics
RT : Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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RT : Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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september 2017 by hypatia
RT : Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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september 2017 by rossgrady
RT : Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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september 2017 by tptacek
Trying to fix a community filled with hate? The Ban Hammer works.
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september 2017 by AramZS
RT : Banning hate-site subreddits actually ... worked.
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september 2017 by jrosenau
Apparently when Reddit decided to ban /r/atpeoplehate and /r/coontown IT WORKED!
socialcomputing  reddit  research  via:reddit 
september 2017 by mcherm
RT : Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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september 2017 by singlecelled
In 2015, Reddit closed several subreddits—foremost among them r/fatpeoplehate and r/CoonTown—due to
violations of Reddit’s anti-harassment policy. However, the effectiveness of banning as a moderation approach
remains unclear: banning might diminish hateful behavior, or it may relocate such behavior to different parts
of the site. We study the ban of r/fatpeoplehate and r/CoonTown in terms of its effect on both participating
users and affected subreddits. Working from over 100M Reddit posts and comments, we generate hate speech
lexicons to examine variations in hate speech usage via causal inference methods. We find that the ban worked
for Reddit. More accounts than expected discontinued using the site; those that stayed drastically decreased
their hate speech usage—by at least 80%. Though many subreddits saw an influx of r/fatpeoplehate and
r/CoonTown “migrants,” those subreddits saw no significant changes in hate speech usage. In other words,
other subreddits did not inherit the problem. We conclude by reflecting on the apparent success of the ban,
discussing implications for online moderation, Reddit and internet communities more broadly.
community  abuse 
september 2017 by wn
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september 2017 by regisd
Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
hate-speech  online-discourse  reddit  online-abuse  abuse 
september 2017 by mappings
RT : Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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september 2017 by extraface
Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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september 2017 by audrey
Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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september 2017 by readywater
Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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september 2017 by stringsn88keys
Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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september 2017 by lemonodor
Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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september 2017 by dpwolf
Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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september 2017 by girma
Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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september 2017 by arcadiy
Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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september 2017 by locuna
Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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september 2017 by scuddr
Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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september 2017 by kohlmannj
Shutting down hateful & racist subreddits worked. The total amount of hatred spewed decreased. Read the research:
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september 2017 by motdiem
"Reddit closed several subreddits due to violations of Reddit's anti-harassment policy. We find that the ban worked"
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september 2017 by steveklabnik