Yahoo to offer AI technology to detect abusive and other inappropriate posts

Yahoo Japan to offer social media firms AI tech

TOKYO – Yahoo Japan Corp. said Monday it will provide social media firms with artificial intelligence technology that can detect abusive and other inappropriate online posts following the death of a Japanese professional wrestler and reality TV star that is believed to be linked to cyber-bullying.

The internet portal site operator announced the measure after Hana Kimura, 22, a cast member of the popular reality show “Terrace House,” was found dead in a suspected suicide late last month after becoming a target of hateful messages on social media.

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Yahoo said that of some 290,000 comments posted daily on its news portal site, it deletes around 20,000 entries that its AI technology deems abusive or having a low correlation with the content of the news story.

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“Following recent reports on an extremely tragic incident, Yahoo! Japan will further strengthen countermeasures” for the safe use of its services, the company said in a statement.

The operator also said it plans to arrange a meeting soon where experts will discuss legal issues related to deleting online posts.

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