Lionsgate’s Chrome Extension Turns Abusive Facebook and Twitter Comments Positive

Tool uses machine learning to spot offensive content

The Chrome extension detects abusive language online. Lionsgate

Lionsgate’s movie Wonder (which premieres on Friday) tells the story of August Pullman, a boy who was born with facial differences and looks different from his classmates. Classmates bully him as he enters fifth grade at his first mainstream school. T0 make that message relatable online, the film studio created a clever way to filter content and show how much better the world would be without hurtful comments.

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@laurenjohnson Lauren Johnson is a senior technology editor for Adweek, where she specializes in covering mobile, social platforms and emerging tech.