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'New York Times' Tackles Hateful Comments With Machine-Learning

  • Poynter, Thursday, June 15, 2017 8:41 AM
The New York Times has adopted Alphabet’s Jigsaw service to curb hateful comments. "Using machine learning technology from Jigsaw … the Gray Lady is beginning a huge ramp-up of the number of comments that it allows on every story,” Poynter reports. “In doing so, it's pointing toward a future where algorithms, not humans, do the majority of toxic swamp-wading.”

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  1. Henry Blaufox from Dragon360, June 16, 2017 at 9:40 a.m.

    Because the Times has been cutting staff, and the software is much cheaper than people. It also helps that this isn't a mission critical reporting function, but a gatekeeper and reputation management function.

  2. David Mountain from Marketing and Advertising Direction, June 16, 2017 at 6:21 p.m.

    Actually, the NYT has been staffing up. Revenues up thanks to a certain person in DC.

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