Monday March 21, 2016

What Is The Best Way To Deal With Internet Trolls

Using algorithms and bots to battle internet trolls? What ever happened to the good old fashion policy of "don't feed the trolls" and banning them?

"Anti-social users tend to focus on a few threads. They write a lot but only on a small number of threads instead of spreading out like other users would," says Danescu-Niculescu-Mizi. By identifying this behaviour, the team was able to create an algorithm that would predict, quickly, whether users were being anti-social. "It turns out that there’s enough information in the first five or 10 posts to actually predict whether they’re going to be banned in the future with an accuracy of about 80%."