Data Study Groups are week-long events at The Alan Turing Institute bringing together some of the country’s top talent from data science, artificial intelligence, and wider fields, to analyse real-world data science challenges.

Amnesty International: Monitoring online violence against high profile individuals

A poll commissioned by Amnesty International and carried out in eight countries revealed that 23% of women surveyed had experienced online abuse or harassment. Recently, Amnesty have launched Troll Patrol, a crowd-sourcing project aiming to detect and measure the amount and nature of abusive tweets directed at women.

The aim of this challenge is to understand how data science can be applied to the data collected as part of Troll Patrol, in order to better understand the phenomenon of online violence. A further aim is to to find automated ways of monitoring online abuse via the use of machine learning methods.

Citation information

Data Study Group team. (2019, February 5). Data Study Group Final Report: Amnesty International. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2557805

Author's text

Pushkal Agarwal, King’s College London
Cheuk Ting Ho, Inawisdom
BingZhang Hu, Newcastle University
Jean Maillard, University of Cambridge,
Mridul Seth, ICTEAM, UCLouvain
Lucia Siciliani, University of Bari
Reham Al Tamime, University of Southampton
Natalie Thurlby, University of Bristol.
Pablo Leon Villagra, University of Edinburgh
Zeerak Waseem, University of Sheffield