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Hawk supports HateLab research

31 March 2020

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Following research undertaken using the supercomputing facilities at Cardiff University*, HateLab, a global hub for data and insight into hate speech and crime, contributed to a special report on the rise of online hate speech by ITV News.

HateLab uses data science methods, including ethical forms of AI, to measure and counter the problem of hate both online and offline. Utilising ARCCA services, HateLab researchers have developed a range of machine learning classifiers designed to identify online hate speech across the protected characteristics of race, religion, sexual orientation and disability.

The report features *Professor Matt Williams (“Anti-Semitism on Social Media”, Supercomputing Wales Project scw1283, Principal Investigator) and Sefa Ozalp from the Cardiff University HateLab which is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the US Department of Justice.

You can find out more on the ITV website

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