HUHU: HUrtful HUmour - Detection of humour spreading prejudice on Twitter

Humour is an efficient strategy to spread prejudice because, most of the time, it evades moral judgement. However, it perpetuates stereotypes and doing so justifies discriminatory acts. At HUHU we propose a frame to study how humour is used to discriminate minorities and to analyse their interplay with the degree of prejudice expressed against specific groups. To this end, a corpus of
prejudiced tweets in Spanish is provided, annotated with the presence of humour, its prejudice degree and the targeted groups: women and feminists, the LGBTI+ community, immigrants and racially discriminated people, and over-weighted people. Three subtasks were proposed to assess the hurtful humour observed in the dataset and the dimensions of the prejudice.