Incident 296: Twitter Recommender System Amplified Right-Leaning Tweets

Description: Twitter’s “Home” timeline algorithm was revealed by its internal researchers to have amplified tweets and news of rightwing politicians and organizations more than leftwing ones in six out of seven studied countries.


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Khoa Lam


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