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Automating safety: developing better data models to help foster prosocial platforms

Focus Area(s): News & Media
Research Program: Data

This project identifies how misunderstandings of harm and safety flow into flawed data logics and ineffective automated digital platform responses. To date, platforms have presented the principal unit of harm as individual pieces of content or media objects.

Based on this assumption, platforms’ responses to harm have primarily focused on moderating discrete pieces of content.


ADM+S Associate Director Jean Burgess

Prof Jean Burgess

Lead Investigator

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ADM+S Chief Investigator Nic Suzor

Prof Nic Suzor

Chief Investigator

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Dr Rosalie Gillett

Associate Investigator

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ADM+S professional staff Abdul Obeid

Abdul Obeid

Data Engineer

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