Wired: “Reddit’s ‘Manosphere’ and the Challenge of Quantifying Hate” (Katherine Lo quoted)

July 10, 2019

As Katherine Lo, a researcher at UC Irvine who studies online content moderation, points out, datasets are the language many decisionmakers speak. Relying on datasets to determine policies isn’t without its limitations. “The biggest problem is that it’s hard to condense experience into a dataset,” Lo says. Most of the research that’s been done on online harassment and misogyny has used Twitter data because it’s far and away the most accessible. 

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