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Google and ProPublica launch machine learning tool to track hate crime in America

Documenting hate crimes in America has long presented a challenge to researchers, journalists, and social scientists. Record keeping in this area has been patchy at best, with data either woefully incomplete or non-existent. Yet, it’s never been more important that we understand them, especially after the events of last weekend, and the violent, racially driven crimes that followed Trump’s shock electoral victory — committed not by ordinary Trump supporters, but rather an emboldened and ascendant far right, who are a small yet increasingly visible and vocal presence.
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