Skip to comments.How Google's Jigsaw is fighting the darkest parts of the internet
Posted on 08/10/2017 11:11:02 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
How Google's Jigsaw is fighting the darkest parts of the internet
BY KERRY FLYNN JUL 20, 2017
Fake news, terrorist propaganda, hateful comments the internet is not the nicest place in the world. Jigsaw is trying to change that.
Formerly under Google, Jigsaw now is a subsidiary within Alphabet. The company, under the direction of Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt and Google Ideas founder Jared Cohen who serves as founder and CEO of Jigsaw, focuses on researching some of the darkest corners of the internet and implementing ways to address them.
Yasmin Green, director of research and development at Jigsaw, joined Mashable's Biz Please podcast this week to share what her team has worked on over the last year.
As Mashable business editor Jason Abbruzzese noted, Jigsaw is not just about sitting at your desk, staring at your computer, and looking for tech solutions to the internet's problems.
"So [I asked], 'If you knew everything you know now would you still have gone?' And they say, 'Yes' and I'm like, 'Why?' and they say, 'At that point I was so convinced, I was so brainwashed,'" Green said. "So the takeaway is this is an access to information problem."
Jigsaw experimented with a program called "Redirect Method," where they looked to target these potential ISIS recruits with online ads that "debunk the ISIS's narrative," educating against terrorism. During an eight-week trial, the program reached 300,000 people in English and Arabic. The viewers watched 500,000 minutes of video
For the case of online harassment, Green pointed to a partnership Jigsaw has currently with The New York Times. The tech company and the news organization are working together to build a moderation system, powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning, that will help improve comment moderation on websites.
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Yasmin Green, head of research at Jigsaw
Fake News is NOT the darkest place on the internet.
100 years of Commie coverups of deaths and human rights abuses are far darker.
If Hillary had a bigger supporter than Eric Schmidt, I’d like to know who it was.
Maybe the Jigsaw team can look into the kind of idea and viewpoint censorship that appears to be happening at their parent company. Oh nevermind, they'd probably get fired if they did that.
Good luck trying to make the Internet gayer and more Islamic at the same time. Maybe they can convince potential terrorists that fighting ‘climate change’ is a more worthwhile career path...
She worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, same company as Harold Thomas Martin and Edward Snowden
Booz Allen Hamilton is also where Larry Hanauer, a house staffer booted for leaking had worked.
Coincidence in this Town is Rare The American Thinker ^ | 10/21/06 | Clarice Feldman Posted by the Real fifi Today, press reports indicate that it is Larry Hanauer, Rep. Jane Harmans staffer, that Chairman Hoekstra has barred from seeing classified materials because he is suspected of having leaked the classified National Intelligence Estimate to the New York Times, in order to affect the election. This story is only beginning, and a fascinating backstory remains to be told about the Democrats in the House. (Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Now she is running in-house KGB at Google, hunting down thought crimes.
>> Eric Schmidt
Was a fan when he resuscitated Novell. That was an honest free-market fight. Now it seems to be about predatory control of the market and consumers personally.
“My parents are muslim Iranians” - Yasmine Green.
Your eyebrows kind of gave that away, honey.