Sep 6, 2018

Twitter: Algorithms were not always impartial

Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey has told US law-makers that the company's algorithms have not always been "Impartial". Mr Dorsey is being questioned by senators over allegations that Twitter censors conservative voices. Allegations of censorship were fuelled when Twitter added a "Quality filter" to the platform and its search results. What else did Mr Dorsey reveal?Mr Engel asked why Twitter did not require people to verify their identity when registering an account. Asked why Twitter relied on its users to report inappropriate content, Mr Dorsey said it was a "Matter of scale" but that it responded quickly to reports based on their severity.

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