[LINK] Scott Morrison said hate content on social media could be automatically screened out by algorithms. Is he correct? - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Fri Apr 19 09:30:24 AEST 2019

On 18/4/19 10:34 am, Antony Broughton Barry wrote:

> https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-18/fact-check-can-algorithms-screen-out-hate-content-social-media/10979770

An algorithm which automatically screened out hate content on social 
media would likely also filter out many statements by Australian 
mainstream politicians.

We need any such mechanism to be imperfect. With an effective social 
media filtering mechanism it will be very tempting for a future 
government to use it to suppress free speech in Australia.

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