Technology to fight abuse online, new from Alphabet

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#4 Product of the WeekFebruary 23, 2017


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    This is a bad idea


    By scraping the project now

    Alphabet, or any company for that matter can't be trusted to objectively moderate things

    NeverCrookedHillary has never used this product.


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Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Interesting project from Jigsaw (an Alphabet company) which uses tech to scaleable fight online abuse. It's currently in beta but they've worked with a few big partners like Wikipedia and NYT. In the meantime, Scale might be a good solution for those that need human oversight over internet abuse. cc @lucy_guo
Mubashar IqbalPro@mubashariqbal · 2016 Maker of the Year.
@rrhoover So cool that they are working on this with other companies, the more content they have to analyze the better. Definitely needs to be in the API topic.
Douglas Evaristo@douglasevaristo · Front End
Niv DrorHiring@nivo0o0 · Words @ProductHunt & @AngelList
Esbjörn Guwallius@guwallius · Co-Founder, Coohl @getcoohl
Just tested the "toxicness" of some names... Donald Trump 22%, Barack Obama 16%, Hillary Clinton 5%, Bernie Sanders 4%.
Alex Greene@alexg473 · Software Engineer @
@guwallius Proper nouns by themselves should not have a grade, that doesn't make sense.
Jordan Fourcher@jfourcher · Badass from the future
This is dangerous. A program, trained by wikipedia and the nyt out of all people, shouldn't be able to censor or block people's minds and thoughts. The intention is good, but unfortunately abuse had been a thing ever since we could speak to each other
Danny@dannymout · Indie iOS developer.
@jfourcher I agree.
Illia StrikharHiring@crazzzytravel · Product Designer at Nifty
The intention is good, but it may end up in bad places. I get that you're trying to make internet discussions more meaningful. But if the technology becomes good enough it may spread. For example, imagine CEO's setting up Slack so that coworkers can't chat about anything but work. That would kill creativity. People aren't robots, they need an occasional chitchat.