Wikipedia Detox tool

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The Devil's Advocate
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Wikipedia Detox tool

Post by The Devil's Advocate » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:28 am

New article up about the "toxicity detection" tool the Wikimedia Foundation made with Google Jigsaw. Technically, another bit of media coverage regarding the Fram ban as it comes up in the piece.

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Re: Wikipedia Detox tool

Post by Proabivouac » Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:22 am

T.D. Adler wrote: This was borne out by additional rephrasing where every iteration saw comments directed at women treated as more hostile.
Ironimcally meaning that the more women join Wikipedia, the more hostile the environment becomes according to the Detox tool (I'm just assuming that they don't log the gender of the speaker.)

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Re: Wikipedia Detox tool

Post by Auggie » Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:44 am

Cool. These articles are a good way to reach a broader audience. I don't think too many people use forums anymore.

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Re: Wikipedia Detox tool

Post by Lederer » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:54 am

Proabivouac wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:22 am
Ironimcally meaning that the more women join Wikipedia, the more hostile the environment becomes according to the Detox tool (I'm just assuming that they don't log the gender of the speaker.)

It's probably a bit more complicated than that. I'm guessing many more factors contribute to toxicity. Would be cool to know what the Detox tool actually log.

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