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Formed in 2008, the Sentinel Project is a non-profit organization based in Canada with members in several countries worldwide. Our mission is to prevent mass atrocities (including the crime of genocide) through effective early warning and cooperation with victimized peoples to carry out non-violent prevention initiatives.

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An estimated two hundred million people were murdered by governments during the twentieth century – many of them as victims of genocide. These calculated exterminations of ethnic, racial, and religious groups have taken the lives of Hereros, Armenians, Jews, Sinti and Roma, Cambodians, Kurds, Bosnians, Tutsis, and many others. The twenty-first century promises to be no different.

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Pilotfish with eggplant: understanding how Hatebase detects hate speech in (near) real-time

When we relaunched Hatebase at the end of last year, we deployed not only a wealth of new data attributes (e.g. targeted groups, plurals, transliterations) and a new API (now v4.1); we also included a complete bottom-up rebuild of HateBrain, the natural language processing (NLP) engine at the heart of Hatebase, which is responsible for (as of this month) 738,000 regionalized, timestamped hate speech sightings.

Getting started with the Hatebase API v4.0

If you’ve connected with the Hatebase API in the past, you’ll notice a number of changes with v4; we’ve updated our authentication and added several new data attributes, including specific targeted groups, so any code you’ve written to integrate with previous versions of the API will no longer return results. If you’re new to Hatebase, the task of integrating with the service may at first appear daunting. In either case, this tutorial will help you get up and running quickly.

Una Hakika: Looking Ahead

Last week we looked back at Una Hakika's beginnings in an interview with the Sentinel Project’s executive director, Christopher Tuckwood. Continuing the reflective conversation, we now look to the future of the project and the universal applicability of the lessons...

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