This event podcast is of a talk given by Michael Best (Professor of International Affairs and Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech and Director of Research at Georgia Tech - Shenzhen) on September 29, 2020. Social media offers new ways for citizens to discuss and debate politics and engage in the democratic process. These online platforms can host rich policy relevant debate or provide space for disinformation and hate speech. In this talk, Best provides an overview his lab's experience tracking and responding to social media content during national elections, especially in African nations. He also presents the lab's current work to develop machine learning classifiers designed to identify hate speech in the forthcoming election in Myanmar.

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