Daniel Halliday
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What can be done to stop cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying or online harassment has become increasingly common in the last decade and it's thought to affect around 40% of Internet users but be especially damaging to children and young adults. Online bullying and harassment can take the form of physical and sexual threats, posting rumours, doxing (posting personal information), using hate speech or stalking against a victim and can have serious negative emotional consequences. The scale of cyberbullying is thought to be leading to very dire societal effects and has left researchers, policy-makers, and law enforcement largely unable to adequately deal with issue. What can be done to minimise or prevent cyberbullying and online harassment? pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/10/30/5-facts-about-online-harassment
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Developing AI to be vigilant of bullying online

Cyberbullying is particularly prevalent among teenagers with 59% of teens claiming to have been bullied online in the US, and a 2017 study found that Instagram had the highest rate of bullying on a platform with 42% of teens claiming to have been bullied through the app. But Instagram has turned to artificial intelligence to help better recognise and address bullying in both text and image form. Instagram have taken the responsibility in trying to build a safer environment online and developed an AI algorithm to notify users if their posts may be offensive, giving them the opportunity to reflect and undo the harm that online bullying can cause.

bbc.com/future/article/20190207-how-artificial-intelligence-can-help-stop-bullying yp.scmp.com/news/international/article/113554/instagram-makes-plans-stop-online-bullying-pop-warning

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