The Real Trolley Problem
joiseyshowaa/ CC BY-SA 2.0 (modified); Cryteria/ CC BY 3.0 (modified)
Author’s Note: This short story was originally commissioned by Deakin College as part of an AI ethics course; they have since take it down. This is its new home. For a nonfiction analysis of the problems set forth herein, see my Guardian column on the subject. Here’s an audio edition .
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Content moderation is a security problem.
Cryteria, CC BY 3.0 (modified)/ Crosa, CC BY 2.0 (modified)
in·fo·sec (/ˈinfōˌsek/): information security
co·mo (/koh-moh/): content moderation
Content moderation is really, really hard.
seek to set conversational norms, steering transgressors toward resources that help them better understand the local conversational rules;
respond to complaints from users about uncivil, illegal, deceptive or threatening posts;
flag or delete material that crosses some boundary (for example, deleting posts that dox other users, or flagging posts with content warning for adult material or other topics);
elevate or feature material that is exemplary of community values;
adjudicate disputes about impersonation, harassment and other misconduct.
This is by no means a complete list!
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