Twitter asks researchers to help make site less toxic

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Twitter asks researchers to help make site less toxic – source www.Mashable.com

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Twitter just began the hardest part of its cleanup effort.

The company announced Monday that it had selected academic partners who will help study “healthy conversation” as part of its ongoing effort to make Twitter less toxic. 

The researchers will tackle some of Twitter’s toughest problems. One group, led by Leiden University political science professor Dr. Rebekah Tromble, will study echo chambers, “uncivil discourse,” and intolerance. The goal, according to Twitter, is to “develop two sets of metrics: how communities form around political discussions on Twitter, and the challenges that may arise as those discussions develop.” Read more…

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