Content Moderation on Encrypted Platforms
, Rutgers University
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone
Location: Seminar Room D507
Event Type: Seminar
Host: Dr. Una-May O'Reilly, ALFA Group, CSAIL
Contact: Aruna Sankaranarayanan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Relevant URL: https://disinformation.csail.mit.edu/
Speaker URL: https://comminfo.rutgers.edu/garimella-kiran
TALK: Content Moderation on Encrypted Platforms
Zoom Link for the talk: https://mit.zoom.us/j/99788185253
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.
Human-Computer Interaction, Security & Cryptography
Big Data, Cybersecurity
Created by Aruna Sankaranarayanan at Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 4:44 PM.