Police To Scan Social Media For Violence Alerts

Posted by HardOCP News 11:58 AM (CDT)

Friday September 23, 2016

It's pretty damn sad that the police are resorting to stuff like this. Using algorithms to detect and identify "cyber-hate?" First of all, what the hell is cyber-hate? I'm pretty sure they just made that word up. Secondly, the US Department of Justice didn't have anything better to waste $800,000 on?

An algorithm will automatically identify cyber-hate on Twitter in specific regions of the US and look for a relationship between online hate speech and offline hate crime. Police in cities such as Los Angeles and Charlotte can then use the system to predict where hate crimes may be likely to take place in the wake of triggers, such as the Charlotte shooting, and intervene in a peaceful manner.