Online Hate, Harrassment, and Abuse: Issues, Challenges, and Outcomes

8 April 2019, 2.00 PM - 8 April 2019, 3.00 PM

University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Room G25 Reynolds Wills Memorial Building Bristol BS8 1RJ

In this event, hosted by Bristol Cyber Security Group, Damon McCoy from New York University will talk about "Online Hate, Harassment, and Abuse: Issues, Challenges, and Outcomes". 
The internet connects people which can be both positive and sometimes negative. The problems arising from connecting people through the internet are now becoming more apparent and an increasing focus of academic study. Past investigations of these issues have largely been qualitative in nature and conducted by social scientists. Indeed, multiple studies have highlighted the harms caused by online harassment and hate groups. However, we have little quantitative analysis of these issues.
In this talk, Damon will highlight how our understanding of online harassment can be improved through the creation of data analysis pipelines, the challenges that arise in attempting to study these issues at scale, and the outcomes of responses to curb these issues which have been deployed by industry.
Damon McCoy is an assistant professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering. He received his Ph.D., MS, and BS in Computer Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder. McCoy is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award, former CRA/CCC Computer Innovation Fellow, IEEE Security and Privacy best practical paper award, and ACM MobiSys best paper award.
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