Tools to Improve Discourse Quality

Online communities tend to generate hateful and unconstructive speech that the media are keen to prevent by developing human or automated moderation resources. These tools aim to include diverse groups of users in conversations, in addition to identifying hate speech or giving preference to constructive messages over negative ones

Der Standard is a daily newspaper founded in 1988. In 1995, it launched its website,, making it one of the first German-language media with an online presence. has always focused on community-building and interaction with its audience, especially through its busy forum. Tens of thousands of postings arrive there every day, still mostly from men. To make the forum more attractive to women, Der Standard developed in cooperation with scientists tools that place constructive posts more prominently and recognize and filter hate speech


Austria | Legacy media