- May 14, 2021 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm (BST)
Hate Speech and Content Moderation in the Horn of Africa: Socio-Legal Implications
This seminar is the third in a series on AI, Hate Speech and Online Content Moderation with a focus on trends and challenges in the global south, with an emphasis on Africa. Most algorithms have been developed and trained on content from the global north and have struggled to be sensitive to context, and even more so in countries in the global south where social media companies have been less engaged. These trends may have a particular impact in regions that are already affected by a multitude of destabilizing factors like climate change, political instability and economic uncertainty. This seminar series attempts to offer insight into some of the challenges faced by hate speech and automated content regulation on the continent.