Twitter announces global change to algorithm in effort to address harassment (page 2)

The system will use behavioral signals – how users react to a tweet – to assess if an account is adding to or detracting from conversationsTwitter is announcing a global change to its ranking algorithm this week, its first step toward improving the “health” of online conversations since it launched a renewed effort to address rampant trolling, harassment and abuse in March.“It’s shaping up to be one of the highest-impact things that we’ve done,” the chief executive, Jack Dorsey ,said of the update, which will change how tweets appear in search results or conversations. “The spirit of the thing is that we want to take the burden off the person receiving abuse or mob-like behavior.” Continue reading...

Twitter Changes Strategy in Battle Against Internet 'Trolls'

Twitter Inc on Tuesday revised its strategy for fighting abusive internet trolls," saying it would use behavioral signals to identify harassers on the social network and then limit the visibility ...

Tue 15 May 18 from Voice of America

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