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by Lee Davis, on July 28, 2020

Survey This episode of The Brief originally aired on July 7, 2020. You can listen to this episode of The Brief on Spotify or watch the live recording on YouTube. Vernon …

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apps

Gaming

child safety

The Brief

kids

by Lee Davis, on June 29, 2020

We use our voices to connect with, and convey information to, others. We change our tone, pitch-range, volume, rhythm and tempo to customize our meaning beyond the words we’ve selected …

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social media

Gaming

voice chat moderation

dating apps

by Lee Davis, on April 23, 2020

Survey There's a dark side to the internet. For all the good it is doing for us during this pandemic — giving us the ability to work from home, allowing …

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Human Trafficking

grooming

social media

Gaming

by Katie Zigelman, on March 24, 2020

Survey Consider the following chat messages: “Kill yourself” "You suck, dumba**” “You play like a girl” “I’m gonna shoot you” Without context each of these messages could be perfectly innocent …

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Gaming

Initiatives

trash-talking

cyberbullying

Contextual AI

March Gaming

by Katie Zigelman, on March 23, 2020

Survey When we think about social gaming, we think about massive multiplayer online games (MMOs) like World of Warcraft, intense arena games like League of Legends, and sweat-inducing battle royale …

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Gaming

League of Legends

Initiatives

Sega

World of Warcraft

Fortnite

Atari

March Gaming

Overwatch

by Katie Zigelman, on March 19, 2020

Survey At Spectrum Labs, we're always interested in gaming companies that challenge public perceptions of toxicity and use behavioral science techniques to reign in negative and highly-toxic language. One of …

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Riot

Jeff Lin

Gaming

GDC 2013

League of Legends

Initiatives

cyberbullying

March Gaming

by Katie Zigelman, on March 17, 2020

Survey As social gaming continues to mature and expand across the gaming industry, almost every socially-driven video game is running into a core issue. Player toxicity (e.g., misogyny, racism, sexual …

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Gaming

Valve

Initiatives

Blizzard

March Gaming

Overwatch

Minerva

by Katie Zigelman, on March 12, 2020

Survey Even humans who speak the same language speak in different dialects, depending upon where they're from. It's only natural for a group of people to develop a special way …

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social media

Gaming

Language

Leet Speek

March Gaming

by Katie Zigelman, on March 4, 2020

Survey Young children in the age groups under 15 are a huge sector in the video gaming market. With fewer pressures and responsibilities than older teenagers and young adults, these …

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Gaming

Playstation 4

Roblox

Initiatives

Xbox

Fortnite

Minecraft

March Gaming

Nintendo Switch

by Katie Zigelman, on December 9, 2019

Survey You may have seen Exploited, the New York Times’ horrifying series on online child sexual abuse. We at Spectrum Labs have been following the series since the first article, …

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child sex abuse

Gaming

CSAM

Initiatives

NYTimes