Awards Ceremony of the International Competition
Antisemitism on Social Media Datathon and Hackathon
Public Webinar, July 5, 2020, 11 AM Central Time
Social Media, Hate Speech, and Free Speech in Our Increasingly Globalized World
The vast majority of antisemitic propaganda today is spread on social media. The massive amount of hate has become an increasing problem and some of it has been linked to offline violence.
High school and college students from five different countries participated in teams in the “Antisemitism on Social Media Datathon and Hackathon.” Coached by IU professors Damir Cavar and Gunther Jikeli, they evaluated thousands of tweets, classified the antisemitic posts among them, and trained algorithms that can identify antisemitic posts.
Participants will be honored for their innovative approaches that might lead to real solutions for the successful detection and monitoring of hate speech. The three winning teams will be announced.
Office of the Vice Provost of Research at Indiana University Bloomington through the Grant-in-Aid Program;
IU Borns Jewish Studies Program;
The Natural Language Processing Lab;
IU Department of Linguistics;
IU Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism; and
a generous donor.