Re: Can we please keep the lynchmobs quiet?
What you are saying also crossed my mind, and I hope that is true.
However, there is a downside to this. Only posts who's machine-translation is flagged as concerning would get referred.
But this means they will miss actual terrorists who's translation was incorrect, but in the 'this isn't a problem' direction.
That is, this system means a translation something like the following would be referred:
native text: I want to go and sledge the All Blacks at tonights game.
machine translation: I want to beat up all the blacks at tonights game.
Hopefully the referral would give an accurate translation of a common, everyday social activity - going to a football game and shouting abuse at the opposing teams players.
native text: I want to bomb the blacks at tonights game in Durbin.
machine translation: I want to abuse the All Blacks in Durbin.
The translation seems to imply that the post is talking about the afprementioned acceptable social sporting activity, this will not get referred for an accurate translation of it potentially being an actual terrorist activity.
Therefore I conclude that the process is flawed, and they are just as likely to let in 'bad actors' as they are to incorrectly detain 'good actors' while awaiting an accurate translation.