Automatic Detection of Online Abuse and Analysis of Problematic Users in Wikipedia

Charu Rawat, Arnab Sarkar, Sameer Singh, Rafael Alvarado & Lane Rasberry
Today’s digital landscape is characterized by the pervasive presence of online communities. One of the persistent challenges to the ideal of free-flowing discourse in these communities has been online abuse. Wikipedia is a case in point, as it’s large community of contributors have experienced the perils of online abuse ranging from hateful speech to personal attacks to spam. Currently, Wikipedia has a human-driven process in place to identify online abuse. In this paper, we propose...
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