(ADL) Anti-Semitism Algorithm

Critics of the ADL are invited to pile on, but, for all that, I am posting here a precis and the full report here of their Online Hate Index. It’s an AI program whose alogrithm tracks anti-Semitic content at Twitter and Reddit. Controversies surrounding the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism and to anti-Semitism and Israel are referred to here in this article at the JTA here as well as here by the ADL Of more interest to me is virtual reality, the interface between anti-Semitism and technology, the challenge of scale as it informs the expression of hate online, and the correlation between human and machine learning. With Elon Musk about to take over Twitter, the project has new urgency. There is this article here at the JTA for a brief sketch on anti-Semitism at Twitter.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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1 Response to (ADL) Anti-Semitism Algorithm

  1. droytenberg says:

    Apros pos of IHRA, this event demonstrates precisely the sort of intersection between hatred toward Israel and hatred toward Jews that the IHRA correctly identifies. The hostility toward IHRA only makes sense if you think the violent rhetoric and aspiration to genocide which was promoted at this “pro Palestinian” demonstration is OK. If you do think this is OK, then IHRA will correctly label you as a possible source of hatred and violence toward Jews. In my opinion, this is not a problem with IHRA. It is a problem with hateful rhetoric toward Jews which some think is justified in the name of Palestinian solidarity.


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