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

22/10/2021

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...
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 Chowdhury, the head of Twitter’s machine learning, ethics, transparency and accountability team, tweeted that…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Twitter 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 Chowdhury, the head of Twitter’s machine learning, ethics, transparency and accountability team, tweeted that…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Twitter
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