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‘Deletefacebook’ trends after Zuckerberg backlash

The hashtag deletefacebook is trending on social media after it emerged Mark Zuckerberg held informal dinners with conservative politicians and right-wing commentators in the US. The meetings began in July, the news website Politico reported. In a post on Facebook, Mr Zuckerberg said he had
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Foo Fighters, Kacey Musgraves, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Beck, Gesaffelstein, Brandi Carlile, H.E.R., Jamie xx, to be joined by newly added artists, including SOPHIE, Toro Y Moi, Kelsey Lu, JPEGMAFIA, The Black Madonna, Weyes Blood, Snail Mail, Japanese Breakfast, and more SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct.
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New Twitter algorithms aim to stamp out trolling

A new tool can identify Twitter accounts engaging in bullying with over 90% accuracy, according to researchers.

Its algorithms classify two specific types of offensive online behaviour – cyber-bullying and cyber-aggression.

Researchers at Binghamton University say it could be used to help find and delete abusive accounts.

Cyber-bullying has become a widespread issue, with one in three teenagers living in fear of online abuse, according to charity Ditch the Label.

Jeremy Blackburn, a computer scientist on the research team, said the algorithms used information from Twitter profiles and looked for connections between offensive accounts.

“We built crawlers – programs that collect data from Twitter via a variety of mechanisms,” he said…

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