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Twitter's Internal Research Confirms Its Algorithm Favors Right-Wing Voices

1 month ago   |   By ExtremeTech

In the last 15 years, Twitter has gone from an SMS-based messaging platform to a social network with hundreds of millions of users. In recent years, conservative politicians and activists have railed against “cancel culture,” claiming Twitter and other social media outlets are biased against them-hence, the existence of right-wing alternatives like Gab, Parler, and Trump's new Truth Social. However, Twitter has just published some internal research that suggests the opposite. According to its research, its algorithm actually favors right-wing voices. You can read the full report, which is...
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Conservatives say Twitter suppresses their voices. Twitter says it amplifies them

Conservatives say Twitter suppresses their voices. Twitter says it amplifies them

1 month ago   |   By The Next Web

It's tough being a conservative on Twitter. Everywhere you look, those damn liberals are censoring right-wingers for dropping truth bombs based on facts, not feelings. At least, that's what I've heard from conservative pundits and politicians. The reality, however, appears to be rather different. A new study by Twitter found that the platform's algorithms actually amplify right-wing voices. The research revealed that tweets from right-wing politicians and news outlets are both amplified on Twitter's algorithmically ranked Home timeline. However, the social network isn't sure why. Rumman...
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