The world's largest structured repository of regionalized, multilingual hate speech
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Hatebase was built to assist companies, government agencies, NGOs and research organizations moderate online conversations and potentially use hate speech as a predictor for regional violence. (Language-based classification, or symbolization, is one of a handful of quantifiable steps toward genocide.)
When tens of thousands of inflammatory posts appeared on Facebook and Twitter in the months preceding the 2016 US presidential election, an embittered rural electorate seemed a likely cause. Few suspected Russian state interference, although in hindsight the warnings were there.