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‘Hidden’ racial slurs are flooding across Russian media, AI study reveals

22/03/2024

A glut of racial slurs hidden in slang has emerged in Russian digital media. The insults were discovered by Osavul, a Ukrainian startup that uses AI to analyse information threats. Osavul tapped language models to conduct a cross-platform survey of racial discourse in Russia. The system scanned over 5,000 messages...
A glut of hidden in slang has emerged in Russian digital media. The insults were discovered by Osavul, a Ukrainian startup that uses AI to analyse information threats. Osavul tapped language models to conduct a cross-platform survey of discourse in Russia. The system scanned over 5,000 messages across news sites and social media platforms, from US giants Facebook and X to Russian kingpins Telegram and VK. The system highlighted the rise of various epithets for neighbouring countries, immigrants, and national minorities. Even Kremlin officials were spotted using the slurs. Osavul said the vocabulary deliberately conceals the racial…This story continues at The Next Web
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