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Twitter to de-rank ‘trolls,’ provokes conservative anger over ‘censorship’

Twitter’s announcement that it will limit the visibility of tweets from what it calls ‘troll accounts’ was met with anger by conservatives and free-speech advocates, who see it as another turn of the screw towards censorship. The platform’s new policy was revealed in a blog post on Tuesday, which promises to make sweeping changes to the way conversations work. Twitter will ...

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Google will ‘de-rank’ RT articles to make them harder to find – Alphabet CEO

Published time: 20 Nov, 2017 19:58 Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet, says the company will “engineer” specific algorithms for RT and Sputnik, to make their articles less prominent on their news delivery services. “We are working on detecting and de-ranking those kinds of sites – it’s basically RT and Sputnik,” Schmidt said during a Q & ...

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