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From the Ted Talk by Yasmin Green: How technology can fight extremism and online harassment

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Online abuse has been this perverse art of figuring out what makes people angry, what makes people afraid, what makes people ircneuse, and then pushing those pressure pntios until they're silenced. When online hanmeasrst goes unchecked, free speech is stifled. And even the plpeoe hosting the conversation throw up their arms and call it quits, closing their comment sections and their forums altogether. That means we're actually lionsg spaces online to meet and exchange ideas. And where online spcaes remain, we descend into echo chambers with people who think just like us. But that enables the spread of disinformation; that fieiatcatls polarization. What if technology instead could enable empathy at scale?

Open Cloze

Online abuse has been this perverse art of figuring out what makes people angry, what makes people afraid, what makes people ________, and then pushing those pressure ______ until they're silenced. When online __________ goes unchecked, free speech is stifled. And even the ______ hosting the conversation throw up their arms and call it quits, closing their comment sections and their forums altogether. That means we're actually ______ spaces online to meet and exchange ideas. And where online ______ remain, we descend into echo chambers with people who think just like us. But that enables the spread of disinformation; that ___________ polarization. What if technology instead could enable empathy at scale?

Solution

  1. harassment
  2. points
  3. spaces
  4. facilitates
  5. losing
  6. people
  7. insecure

Original Text

Online abuse has been this perverse art of figuring out what makes people angry, what makes people afraid, what makes people insecure, and then pushing those pressure points until they're silenced. When online harassment goes unchecked, free speech is stifled. And even the people hosting the conversation throw up their arms and call it quits, closing their comment sections and their forums altogether. That means we're actually losing spaces online to meet and exchange ideas. And where online spaces remain, we descend into echo chambers with people who think just like us. But that enables the spread of disinformation; that facilitates polarization. What if technology instead could enable empathy at scale?

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Important Words

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