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Journalists will now be able to use a harassment filter developed by Google Jigsaw team

A program called 'Harassment Manager' is being developed by Google's Jigsaw department. This technology is mainly aimed at journalists and is designed to assist them in navigating highly offensive comments on social media platforms. The good news is that this technology can be used by other public figures as well.

Twitter will be the first platform to implement this technology. It will aid journalists in such a way that offensive tweets will be concealed and accounts that exceed the limits will be blocked. The tools' bulk filtration and reporting capability make this easy.

The system works by analyzing the content of messages to determine their toxicities. If the messages contain threats, abuse, or vulgarity, it puts them into groups on the dashboard. Users can simply address them in groups rather than going through each one individually.

In addition, the Harassment Manager will soon release a separate application that will allow users to request a report that includes all abusive texts. This will serve as a documented record for their organization or assist law enforcement in the case of illegal content, such as violent threats.

The harassment manager has a positive work connection with female journalists, which is another interesting aspect. This is because the tool was launched on International Women's Day, and the feature was marketed as being especially valuable for female journalists.

Because it is mostly female journalists, as well as those who cover sensitive issues or work in authoritarian governments, that face gender-based harassment. This initiative's primary purpose is to apply technology to assist people who are harassed digitally, whether they be female journalists, activists, or other public figures, by making the social media environment less toxic for them.

Harassment Manager is a filtering tool for dealing with the frequently alarming number of social media comments, and it can be beneficial for those outside of the journalistic sector as well.


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