New Chrome extension will hide toxic comments

Tune uses machine learning models to let people set a “volume” on popular websites

Tune uses machine learning models to let people set a “volume” on popular websites

The new extension will be powered by Perspective AI, developed by Jigsaw, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.

This new extension will give people "the ability to control for themselves what kind of comments they want to see", said Jigsaw. It should be noted, however, that the system is definitely imperfect: toxic comments will likely slip through the filter and Tune might block non-offensive comments accidentally. The tech that came in to being in the form of an API back in 2017, now essentially uses the same machine learning tech with the Tune Chrome extension.

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Tune can be downloaded from Chrome Web Store. Nonetheless, you can expect a decent performance as the Perspective AI is being used by Google for YouTube. The big names are all here though, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and Disqus (which we use for our comments here at Android Authority). You can further choose to adjust the comments based on the site. The Tune icon will show up on the top corner of the Chrome browser when the users visit any of the five websites. Once a comment is identified as toxic, Tune can adjust the visibility of such comments. Since this is an "experimental" tool, it might not be able to completely eliminate abusive comments all the time.

"We hope that Tune can inspire platforms and developers to explore viewership controls for readers and enable communities to join discussions without relying exclusively on comment moderation", wrote CJ Adams, Product Manager, Jigsaw, in the blog post. However, Jigsaw plans to improve it over time.

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