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How Google's Jigsaw is fighting the darkest parts of the internet
Mashable ^ | JUL 20, 2017 | KERRY FLYNN

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.

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"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.

(Excerpt) Read more at mashable.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Technical
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; alphabet; aoc; beseeingyou; bigbother; bigbrother; blasphemylaw; boozallenhamilton; brainwashing; censorship; google; googlebias; homofascism; iran; jigsaw; newyorktimes; nigeria; nytimes; redirection; redirectmethod; searchengine; syria; thoughtcrime; yasmingreen
China has Digital Great Wall and now Google has Jigsaw.

Yasmin Green, head of research at Jigsaw


1 posted on 08/10/2017 11:11:02 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Fake News is NOT the darkest place on the internet.

100 years of Commie coverups of deaths and human rights abuses are far darker.


2 posted on 08/10/2017 11:12:45 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Bill Clinton and Al Gore took illegal campaign contributions from the Chi-Coms and 'nobody' cared..)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

If Hillary had a bigger supporter than Eric Schmidt, I’d like to know who it was.


3 posted on 08/10/2017 11:13:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; LucyT; Liz; Roman_War_Criminal; Lera; Diogenesis; SkyPilot; musicman
[If Hillary had a bigger supporter than Eric Schmidt, I’d like to know who it was.]

I was trying to post a pic of him wearing a Hillary campaign badge - could not get it to post -- is he bigger than this guy?


4 posted on 08/10/2017 11:34:08 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ....)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Isn't a place where you get fired for expressing the desire to use scientific, rational analysis to solve perceived social problems in a corporation pretty dark?

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.

5 posted on 08/10/2017 11:48:22 PM PDT by freeandfreezing
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To: TigerLikesRooster

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...


6 posted on 08/11/2017 12:32:37 AM PDT by rfp1234 (DinosorosExtinction)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

She worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, same company as Harold Thomas Martin and Edward Snowden


7 posted on 08/11/2017 12:37:46 AM PDT by piasa
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Booz Allen Hamilton is also where Larry Hanauer, a house staffer booted for leaking had worked.


8 posted on 08/11/2017 12:46:05 AM PDT by piasa
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To: piasa
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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 Harman’s 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 ...

9 posted on 08/11/2017 12:49:23 AM PDT by piasa
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To: piasa

Now she is running in-house KGB at Google, hunting down thought crimes.


10 posted on 08/11/2017 12:52:44 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (dead parakeet + lost fishing gear = freep all day)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>> 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.


11 posted on 08/11/2017 1:18:03 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“My parents are muslim Iranians” - Yasmine Green.

http://www.vogue.com/article/google-jigsaw-yasmin-green-internet-trolls-web-security


12 posted on 08/11/2017 3:33:56 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The Washington Post is Jeff Bezos' Fake News unregulated SuperPAC.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
I suspected as much.
13 posted on 08/11/2017 4:09:16 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (dead parakeet + lost fishing gear = freep all day)
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To: Uncle Miltie
“My parents are muslim Iranians” - Yasmine Green.

Your eyebrows kind of gave that away, honey.

14 posted on 08/11/2017 4:13:59 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.com)
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To: who knows what evil?
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15 posted on 08/11/2017 7:05:28 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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