Twitter’s analysis reveals that its algorithm favors conservative views


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A publish on Twitter’s weblog reveals that Twitter’s algorithm promotes right-leaning content material extra usually than left — however the causes for that stay unclear. The findings drew from an inner examine on Twitter’s algorithmic amplification of political content material.

In the course of the examine, Twitter checked out tens of millions of tweets posted between April 1st and August 15th, 2020. These tweets had been from information shops and elected officers in Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, the UK, and the US. In all international locations studied, besides Germany, Twitter discovered that right-leaning accounts “obtain extra algorithmic amplification than the political left.” It additionally found that right-leaning content material from information shops profit from the identical bias.

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