Content Moderation on Encrypted Platforms

Speaker: Kiran Garimella , Rutgers University

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022

Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone

Public: Yes

Location: Seminar Room D507

Event Type: Seminar

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Host: Dr. Una-May O'Reilly, ALFA Group, CSAIL

Contact: Aruna Sankaranarayanan,

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Reminder Subject: TALK: Content Moderation on Encrypted Platforms

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I will start the talk with our recent work on collecting and analyzing data from WhatsApp. I’ll summarize work on how WhatsApp is used by political parties in India to spread misinformation and hate speech. Next, I will delve deep into developing solutions for content moderation on WhatsApp, which is non trivial due to the end to end encrypted nature of WhatsApp. I will present two solutions: One based on an on-device setup to content moderation, before the content is encrypted, and the second based on a crowdsourced, bottom up model for fact checking. I will end with a discussion on potential future research directions in this space.

Research Areas:
Human-Computer Interaction, Security & Cryptography

Impact Areas:
Big Data, Cybersecurity

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Created by Aruna Sankaranarayanan Email at Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 4:44 PM.