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Chattack: A Gamified Crowd-Sourcing Platform for Tagging Deceptive & Abusive Behaviour

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With the explosion of social networks, the web has been transformed into an arena of inappropriate interactions and content, such as fake news and misinformation, deception, hate speech, inauthentic online behaviour, proselytism, slander, and mobbing. In this demo we present Chattack, a first step towards our aim of providing publicly available datasets for accelerating research in the area of safer online conversations. Chattack is a crowd-sourcing web platform that allows the creation of textual dialogues containing inappropriate interactions or language. To make the platform sustainable and collect as many qualitative dialogues as possible, we build upon a gamified approach that can engage users and provide incentives for the completion of various tasks. We provide the details of our approach, present the functionality of the platform, stress its novel features, and discuss some preliminary results and the lessons learned. The platform is publicly available and we invite the participation of the community for its growth.

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