Twitter has launched a new scheme to clamp down on ‘abuse, harassment and other types of behaviors that can detract or distort from the public conversation’. It has selected two teams of academics to begin a project aimed at silencing the wrong type of speech on the social network.
The researchers have expertise in a wide range of subject areas including Islam, diversity and the spread of right-wing populism.
They will work to measure the effect of echo chambers and hate speech on Twitter, with the data used to guide the tech giant’s future strategy. Read more here.