"Big Data: Putting Heat on the Hate" by Chris Wolf and Jules Polonetsky

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Today, Re/code ran an essay by Chris Wolf and Jules Polonetsky, marking the five year signing of the Hate Crimes Prevention Act. The two discussed big data’s ability to put the “heat on hate,” concluding that while “[t]hese are still the early days of development for big data and civil rights . . . it is becoming ever more clear that big data’s value for empowering groups and fighting discrimination is incumbent upon its continued application to novel endeavors.”