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WhiteTara

(29,821 posts)
Sat Jan 27, 2018, 10:23 AM Jan 2018

This ex-NSA hacker is hunting white supremacists and hate groups lurking on Twitter

http://www.businessinsider.com/ex-nsa-hacker-created-a-tool-to-identify-white-supremacists-online-2018-1

Twitter and Facebook say hate speech is a violation of their policies but they also say it can be hard to identify who is engaged in bona fide hate speech and who isn't.

Twitter demonstrated the problem earlier this week when it came under fire for blocking a German satirical magazine’s Twitter account after it parodied anti-Muslim comments.

Enter Emily Crose, a former NSA analyst, cybersecurity professional and former Reddit moderator.

Crose was appalled by the neo nazi marchers at Charlottesville, Virginia, and the violence that killed three people and injured dozens more. One of the people attacked and injured was Crose's friend.

So she's taken it upon herself to develop a technology she calls nemesis. It uses artificial intelligence to identify white nationalists by scanning the pictures and videos they post. nemesis is looking for the symbols they use to identify themselves, their so called "dog whistles." These might include neo-Confederate flags or certain takes on Pepe the frog.

Her goal with NEMESIS is to help educate people but also to show social media sites how they can find white supremacists and "enforce some decency on their own platforms," she told Motherboard's Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai.
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This ex-NSA hacker is hunting white supremacists and hate groups lurking on Twitter (Original Post) WhiteTara Jan 2018 OP
Way to go, Emily! Baitball Blogger Jan 2018 #1
deport heaven05 Jan 2018 #2
It's the old theory of cockroaches scuttle WhiteTara Jan 2018 #4
Thanks for serving this country, Ms. Crose. Mc Mike Jan 2018 #3
That she is taking Nemisis to Twitter WhiteTara Jan 2018 #5
I'm too much of a luddite to be of any service to her, except to read the tweets Mc Mike Jan 2018 #6
It Will Be Women Who Bring About Change dlk Jan 2018 #7
Indeed we will WhiteTara Jan 2018 #8
Not so much that they are wiser but more like there's just a lot more of them now. Ligyron Jan 2018 #10
paying attention to what we did/do WhiteTara Jan 2018 #12
Exactly! Ligyron Jan 2018 #13
My true belief is that AA women are the real powerhouses WhiteTara Jan 2018 #14
They sure knocked that Cowboy child molester off the national stage. Ligyron Jan 2018 #15
Didn't they though! I was so proud of them. WhiteTara Jan 2018 #16
Nemesis is reminiscent of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple character FakeNoose Jan 2018 #9
It's a great name for bad guy catching. nt WhiteTara Jan 2018 #17
How about . . . Sam McGee Jan 2018 #11
We need more people like her! Initech Jan 2018 #18
Pepe the FRog?? Can someone explain the relationship? Amaryllis Jan 2018 #19
Are you asking how the white supremacists adopted the image? Blue_true Jan 2018 #20
 

heaven05

(18,124 posts)
2. deport
Sat Jan 27, 2018, 10:59 AM
Jan 2018

All clowns like this to Norway??? What I find ludicrous and hypocritical is the fact that these groups are NOT new to ameriKKKa. As long as they were 'quiet' about their racial and cultural hate, not a word mentioned really. Then the albino POS called their potus gave them the green light to hate openly and all the sudden everyone can't understand how many of these people there are. I've heard, "racism has never been this bad". Really?????

WhiteTara

(29,821 posts)
4. It's the old theory of cockroaches scuttle
Sat Jan 27, 2018, 11:44 AM
Jan 2018

when the light's turned on. It's hard to kill roaches in the dark, especially when you have to squish them one by one.

Mc Mike

(9,124 posts)
6. I'm too much of a luddite to be of any service to her, except to read the tweets
Sat Jan 27, 2018, 12:00 PM
Jan 2018

if and when they get posted on a site like this.

I don't have twitter or facebook, or a cell phone, or a youtube account. This computer I use is extremely old and part broken.

But I have a good memory and a lot of hard copy anti nazi stuff. I have a decent anti-nazi long view, historically, and have been in the game since the early '80's.

I'll tip off people about NEMESIS, that I know and who are hightech and have online presences. Thanks again. I've been a big booster about 'little bird' and the people who monitored the nazi 'echoes' garbage. I promote the Kristi Winters Kevin Logan anti-nazi group from youtube, too.

WhiteTara

(29,821 posts)
8. Indeed we will
Sat Jan 27, 2018, 12:54 PM
Jan 2018

Never underestimate a post menopausal woman with zest...Margaret Mead.

And of course, young women are leading the charge because they are so much wiser than we were then.

Ligyron

(7,768 posts)
10. Not so much that they are wiser but more like there's just a lot more of them now.
Sat Jan 27, 2018, 01:21 PM
Jan 2018

And from whence does their wisdom come?

WhiteTara

(29,821 posts)
14. My true belief is that AA women are the real powerhouses
Sat Jan 27, 2018, 02:08 PM
Jan 2018

of any and all movements. Of course, no one sees them and focuses on "faces" they see on teevee.

Ligyron

(7,768 posts)
15. They sure knocked that Cowboy child molester off the national stage.
Sat Jan 27, 2018, 02:26 PM
Jan 2018

When D's are allowed to vote - we almost always win.

FakeNoose

(33,933 posts)
9. Nemesis is reminiscent of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple character
Sat Jan 27, 2018, 01:15 PM
Jan 2018

If there are any fans of Masterpiece Theater on DU today, you may recall the Miss Marple series that ran from 2007 to about 2012. Nemesis was one of her code-names, but as an older retired woman Miss Marple just tended her roses and solved murders.

In any case this effort by Emily Crose shows how women are contributing their abilities in order to affect change and bring about improvement. That's the definition of leadership, in my book. Well done, Agent Crose!

 

Sam McGee

(347 posts)
11. How about . . .
Sat Jan 27, 2018, 01:24 PM
Jan 2018

How about a site where she posts their identities? After all, they want publicity, give it to them.

Blue_true

(31,261 posts)
20. Are you asking how the white supremacists adopted the image?
Sat Jan 27, 2018, 11:20 PM
Jan 2018

If so, maybe someone can answer that question. I only know that white supremacists have adopted the image.

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