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Google to help publishers find malicious comments on articles

27.02.2017, 13:56

Alphabet Inc's Google and subsidiary Jigsaw launched on Thursday a new technology to help news organizations and online platforms identify abusive comments on their websites, Reuters reports. 

The technology, called Perspective, will review comments and score them based on how similar they are to comments people said were "toxic" or likely to make them leave a conversation.

It has been tested on the New York Times and the companies hope to extend it to other news organizations such as The Guardian and The Economist as well as websites.

The Perspective technology is still in its early stages and "far from perfect", Jared Cohen, President of Jigsaw, which is part of Alphabet , adding he hoped it could be rolled out for languages other than English too.

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