Online toxicity disproportionately impacts the most
vulnerable members of society. People of color are more
likely to be harassed online, as are women, religious
minorities, and people who identify as LGBTQ+. To help
spot abusive content at the scale that online content
requires, Jigsaw, a unit within Google, created
Perspective, an API that uses machine learning to spot and control
toxicity and abuse on online platforms.
also worked with several NGOs, tech industry partners, and
a group of highly targeted journalists to develop
Harassment Manager, an open-source tool that allows users to document and
manage abuse targeted at them on social media.