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Is it possible to develop an algorithm to detect internet users who may be dangerous instead of those that may be just posing tough?

There’s been a lot of talk this week about online communities and how hateful and dangerous they can be - after the suspect in the van attack in Toronto was linked to a disturbing online group that promotes violence against women. How do you know when it’s just posturing online or an actual threat that needs to be taken seriously?

Our next guest studies community violence and social media....

Guest: Desmond Patton - Assistant Professor of Social Work at Columbia University

For the full interview, click here.

April 27, 2018

Is it possible to develop an algorithm to detect internet users who may be dangerous instead of those that may be just posing tough?

There’s been a lot of talk this week about online communities and how hateful and dangerous they can be - after the suspect in the van attack in Toronto was linked to a disturbing online group that promotes violence against women. How do you know when it’s just posturing online or an actual threat that needs to be taken seriously?

Our next guest studies community violence and social media....

Guest: Desmond Patton - Assistant Professor of Social Work at Columbia University

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