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Pro-Trump Telegram channel preserved by researchers studying hate speech captures planning for January 6

Pro-Trump Telegram channel preserved by researchers studying hate speech captures planning for January 6

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German researchers studying "computational linguistics, hateful and oppressive speech and how social media exacerbates it studied ... five years of discussion between [Trump] supporters on Telegram, tracking how participants “gradually went from discussing governmental overthrow as a theoretical possibility to planning the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot... a continuously evolving isolated ‘echo-chamber’ discussion".

Makes good points about the difficulties AI-driven content moderation faces: "to locate the potential for harm in the language ... requires a much more sophisticated understanding of... the individuals ... language is just one part - the ideologies, the narrative, the structural inequality that is in the background” also have to be considered".

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