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Twitter To Improve Conversations By Reining In Trolls

Posted On: May 16, 2018   |   Posted By: Android Headlines

Social app Twitter can be a bit of minefield when it comes to meaningful conversation, and now the service is looking to address one of the causes of that in the form of destructive trolling. While troll behavior online can be a good laugh for all involved, it can also be hurtful, disruptive, or distorting to the conversation at hand and the people in it. It's this type of troll behavior that Twitter is hoping to address, and it will do so by hiding that content when it's found. There are some new signals at play in figuring out who the trolls are and who's legitimately contributing, just in an arguably negative way, and trollish content that doesn't quite violate Twitter's community guidelines is still viewable, it just won't be visible by default. This move will hopefully make conversation more streamlined and make it harder for trolls to knock things off track.
Among the new signals for figuring out trollish behavior, along with the typical behaviors and content considered by the algorithm, are people...

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