Twitter tweaks algorithms to give trolls less prominence

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Twitter’s troll problem has not improved, despite various measures taken by the company. The latest attempt to get things under control finds Twitter changing its algorithms to take into account “behavioral signals” and help bury content from trolls. The algorithm tweaks do not means that tweets will be deleted, but those that are found to “distort and detract from the public conversation” will be pushed further down conversations and search results to reduce their visibility. See also: Twitter warns all users to change passwords after ‘bug’ left credentials stored in plaintext Twitter bans Kaspersky Lab from buying ads Twitter to…

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