"LocalBlox wishes to apologize on behalf of the unknown creators of these negative comments and is taking immediate steps to mitígate future instances,” said Sabira Aferin, CEO and founder of LocalBlox
Seattle,WA (PRWEB) May 05, 2011
LocalBlox http://www.localblox.com is where friendly neighbors meet online! The website already comprises over 50,000 neighborhoods in America with 26 million friendly neighbors.
LocalBlox recently experienced an unfortunate situation where several unfavorable comments had been posted on the neighborhood site in several high profile neighborhoods. The company views the incident as serious in nature and in response, is implementing natural language processing (NLP) to clean up the neighborhood.
“LocalBlox wishes to apologize on behalf of the unknown creators of these comments and is taking immediate steps to mitigate future instances,” said Sabira Aferin, CEO and founder of LocalBlox. “We consider this to be highly unusual in today’s day and age, and it simply cannot be tolerated. We are implementing a profanity filter, a system that monitors 50,000 neighborhoods and then applies machine learning & NLP to detect any negative comments. The detected negative comments are then automatically deleted and the user's IP address is extracted which creates an alert that is then followed up by staff in each and every case.”
The company reiterates that it does not tolerate, under any circumstances, any racial or sexist comments/slurs/hate speech or other such offensive remarks on any neighborhood platform. LocalBlox is proud of the diversity in the over 50,000 LocalBlox neighborhoods, and reassures the public that everyone is welcome regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation or origin.
LocalBlox urges all users to report any derogatory comment and keep the site’s neighborhoods clean and safe. The company encourages people in all neighborhoods on LocalBlox to become a LocalBlox Ambassador to keep an eye on what is being said on the LocalBlox Walls. The LocalBlox Ambassador can also enjoy many benefits as outlined in the LocalBlox Ambassador Program.
As a company, LocalBlox will do everything in its power to keep negative comments off of the site and would like to assure all users of its best intentions. Working together it is the sincere wish that LocalBlox will always be a clean and safe place where friendly neighbors meet so that sponsors can have peace of mind.
Designed to allow residents and businesses in specific neighborhoods to meet and interact with their neighbors, LocalBlox is a highly innovative social media portal that covers tens of thousands of neighborhoods throughout the US and allows users to add additional areas.
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