A new University of Haifa study has revealed the existence of a new coded language on social media, which antisemitic groups use to fly under the radar of artificial intelligence-designed algorithms.
According to the study’s authors, Dr Gabriel Weimann, a professor of communication at the university and web intelligence analyst Ari Ben-Am, this sophisticated language, which is used for both propaganda and recruitment purposes, is hidden in plain sight and encourages violent incidents like the Christchurch shooting in New Zealand or the January Capitol riots.
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Given the popularity of the platform, the study focused primarily on images and messages disseminated on Facebook, with a view to exploring the emergence of the new language.
Much of this coded language the study found was shown to rely on the use of “dog-whistles,” a seemingly hidden message communicated through words or phrases commonly understood by a particular group of people, although not by others.
The method could be as simple as swapping one word for another such as far-right users calling Jews “Skypes,” African-Americans as “Googles” and Latinos as “Yahoos.”
Read more at i24NEWS.