Twitter: His algorithm is “right-wing”
ThePolitics conquers everything. Also social networks. Gaining presence on platforms like Twitter, Facebook or Instagram It is one of the priorities of the communication managers of the various parties. In case TwitterRight wing formations seem to be winning the game at the moment.
It is the conclusion reached by those responsible for this social network after conducting an internal investigation. This happens in two areas. First, posts, or tweets, corresponding to right-wing elected officials have more “inflate my account”.
Second, the tweets of media categorized as right-wing also receive the same megaphone by the inner sprites of Twitter. This was explained by its Director of Software Engineering, Roman Chowdhurymachine learning researcher Luca Pelli.
The study was conducted in Spain, Canada, France, Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany By letters between August 1 and 15, 2020. The exception to this rule is precisely Germany, the country where the Nazi apology is most severely persecuted.
The most curious thing about this is that those responsible for it Twitter They don’t know why. With big data, the company is trying to clarify these reasons. In this sense, he insists that his intention is to avoid inequality in any way.
After conducting an internal investigation of the millions of posts on the platform, the company’s next step was to turn to outside experts to determine the cause of this difference in the algorithmic behavior of the social network.
Anyway, the algorithm responsible for Twitter They assert that this does not take into account ideology to reinforce or not influence the messages.
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