Online Abuse and Human Rights: WOAH Satellite Session at RightsCon 2020

Vinodkumar Prabhakaran, Zeerak Waseem, Seyi Akiwowo, Bertie Vidgen


Abstract
In 2020 The Workshop on Online Abuse and Harms (WOAH) held a satellite panel at RightsCons 2020, an international human rights conference. Our aim was to bridge the gap between human rights scholarship and Natural Language Processing (NLP) research communities in tackling online abuse. We report on the discussions that took place, and present an analysis of four key issues which emerged: Problems in tackling online abuse, Solutions, Meta concerns and the Ecosystem of content moderation and research. We argue there is a pressing need for NLP research communities to engage with human rights perspectives, and identify four key ways in which NLP research into online abuse could immediately be enhanced to create better and more ethical solutions.
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2020.alw-1.1
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Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Online Abuse and Harms
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November
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2020
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Online
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ALW | EMNLP
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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1–6
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https://aclanthology.org/2020.alw-1.1
DOI:
10.18653/v1/2020.alw-1.1
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Vinodkumar Prabhakaran, Zeerak Waseem, Seyi Akiwowo, and Bertie Vidgen. 2020. Online Abuse and Human Rights: WOAH Satellite Session at RightsCon 2020. In Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Online Abuse and Harms, pages 1–6, Online. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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Online Abuse and Human Rights: WOAH Satellite Session at RightsCon 2020 (Prabhakaran et al., ALW 2020)
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