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2018-05-16 08:45:02 UTC
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A spam filter for Twitter? 'Disruptive' tweets to be hidden from view

Ariel Bogle
14 May 2018 04:56
ABC Science

[image] A pile of Twitter logos. Twitter wants to "improve the health
of the public conversation" with new tools. (ABC News:
Pixabay/Geralt)

What does a "healthy" social media network look like in 2018? For
Twitter, it includes making "disruptive" tweets that "distort the
conversation" less visible.

The social media network from today will roll out a tweak to its
algorithm that will obscure tweets categorised in this way, so that
they are not immediately seen by users.

Key points:
* Tweets that "distort the conversation" will become less visible to users
* The tool acts like a spam filter: tweets will be hidden, not deleted
* Users can opt out

According to Del Harvey, Twitter's VP of Trust & Safety, a small
subset of tweets have an outsize impact on the "health" of the Twitter platform.

"Not necessarily in a way that violates our rules, but in a way that
really detracts from the conversation," she said.

Particularly aimed at search results and conversations - spaces it
deems to be "communal" - Twitter will hide or push down "disruptive"
tweets without waiting for them to be reported.

The tweets will not be deleted if they don't violate the site's term
of use: They will still be visible if the user clicks "Show more
replies" in a conversation, or if they select to see unfiltered search results.

What is a disruptive tweet?

So how is a tweet judged to be disruptive, distracting and distorting
to the conversation - arguably, a highly subjective decision?

According to Twitter, its filter will rely on patterns of behaviour to
decide whether a tweet is to be obscured.

These include whether an account has confirmed its email address,
whether one person has created multiple accounts simultaneously, or
whether an account repeatedly tweets and mentions accounts that don't
follow them.

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JTEM is right
2018-05-16 13:55:46 UTC
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If you're not for free speech, and you're not,
you're no liberal. You're a bigger fascist than
you claim Trump is.

Stop using Twitter.








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Chom Noamsky
2018-05-16 17:56:11 UTC
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Post by JTEM is right
If you're not for free speech, and you're not,
you're no liberal. You're a bigger fascist than
you claim Trump is.
Stop using Twitter.
Censorship is an admission that inferior ideas only survive by
suppression of superior ideas.

Cuba is a state example, the revolutionaries enacted a constitution that
enshrines a particular ideology and forbids competing ideologies.

Thus, the marketplace of ideas in Cuba is stuck in the 1950s. Promote an
idea that runs contrary to official ideology and the state machinery has
a suite of tools to shut you up, including imprisonment.

When the ideas market is free, even the radicals and extremists are
allowed to have a voice, but unless they have something worthwhile to
offer, nobody will buy their warez.

The ideas marketplace should operate just like the free market, where
anyone and everyone can participate. Those with desirable, superior or
novel ideas should be allowed to promote them unhindered, and let the
market decide.

When the media blacklists so-called climate skeptics and deniers, it's
not because they think they are wrong, it's because they are terrified
they might be right.

If they censor you, it's because they fear you.
JTEM is right
2018-05-16 19:18:15 UTC
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Post by Chom Noamsky
If they censor you, it's because they fear you.
Whether they fear you or not they're fucking
fascists! Free states don't abide by censorship.
Democratic people won't put up with it. These
low lifes are CELEBRATING censorship!

These maggots are everything that they pretend to
hate.





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Chom Noamsky
2018-05-16 20:28:00 UTC
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Post by JTEM is right
Post by Chom Noamsky
If they censor you, it's because they fear you.
Whether they fear you or not they're fucking
fascists! Free states don't abide by censorship.
Democratic people won't put up with it. These
low lifes are CELEBRATING censorship!
These maggots are everything that they pretend to
hate.
I agree, but you don't fight censorship by running around calling
everyone fascists. You do it like Jordan Peterson, present rational
arguments so irrefutable that attacking them makes the fascism self-evident.

The worst kind of censorship on social media is de-platforming. Someone
says something that offends a group or a class of people, but instead of
refuting what it was they found offensive, they campaign to have the
person deprived of their platform.

The only thing that should ever get a person de-platformed is if they
are actually convicted of using the platform to break a criminal of
civil law. The social media cos are judge, jury and executioner when it
comes to deciding what is free speech and what isn't.

The problem for censor-mongers on social media is invariably the day
comes that it backfires on them, and they get hoisted by their own petard.

Karma's a bitch.

george152
2018-05-16 20:04:04 UTC
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Post by JTEM is right
If you're not for free speech, and you're not,
you're no liberal. You're a bigger fascist than
you claim Trump is.
Stop using Twitter.
He's addicted.
Its only free speech (to them)
when they demand silence from all others


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