Twitter right-wing political content amplification
A new study by Twitter has discovered that its algorithms disproportionately boost right-wing news and commentary content.
Covering politicians’ tweets and political content from Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, the UK and US from April 1 to August 2020, Twitter found that right-wing content was more amplified algorithmically relative to a reverse-chronological timeline in every country, other than Germany.
Country: Canada; France; Germany; Japan; Spain; UK; USA
Purpose: Recommend content
Technology: Recommendation algorithm
Issue: Bias/discrimination - politics