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Tech & Science Twitter buys startup to detect 'network manipulation'

11:32  04 june  2019
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Sign up for our NEW daily brief. Fabula’s graph deep learning research is used to detect network manipulation . With this acquisition, Twitter aims to use Fabula’s capabilities to better identify bad actors and malicious behavior on the platform, in addition to enhancing its recommendations processes. Twitter Buys London Startup Fabula AI, Bolstering Network Manipulation Detection . In order to shore up its ability to detect malevolent attempts to manipulate its increasingly potent social networking platform, Twitter has acquired London-based startup Fabula AI.

Twitter buys startup to detect 'network manipulation'© CNET

Twitter has acquired Fabula AI, a startup focused on machine-learning tech.

The London-based startup says its Geometric Deep Learning technology has high success rates of spotting fake news, as reported earlier by CNET sister site ZDNet.

Twitter said Fabula AI has "a world-class team of machine learning researchers who employ graph deep learning to detect network manipulation."

"The result is the ability to analyze very large and complex datasets describing relations and interactions, and to extract signals in ways that traditional ML techniques are not capable of doing," Twitter CTO Parag Agrawal wrote in a blog post Monday.

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Twitter announced its acquisition of artificial-intelligence startup Fabula AI as a means to weed out abusive content and improve public conversation on the platform in a blog post Monday afternoon. Fabula, which analyzes complex datasets to detect network manipulation and malicious behavior

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Agrawal said Twitter will be better able to "improve the health of the conversation" and "help people feel safe on Twitter."

TechCrunch had previously reported that the Fabula AI system was able to detect fake news 93% of the time.

The acquisition follows Twitter last week cracking down on more fake accounts from Iran alongside Facebook.

Twitter said it pulled down more than 2,800 fake accounts tied to Iran in early May. According to a report released by US cybersecurity firm FireEye, some Twitter accounts were posing as US Republican congressional candidates to push pro-Iranian political messaging.

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