US News Trump first result when searching for "racist" on Twitter

02:45  04 june  2020
02:45  04 june  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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Typing in " racist " Twitter ’s people search presents Donald Trump as the first result . While Twitter ’s search results will be affected by the data that the It is not immediately clear why Twitter ’s search algorithm promotes the result. Other results in the “People” section when searching for the word

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Donald Trump appears as the first result of accounts suggested by typing in English the word "racist" in Twitter search. The result of an algorithm that should not fix the already strained relations between the American president and the platform.

The British newspaper The Independent is the first Wednesday to have noted this curiosity in the context of widespread protests across the United States against racism and police violence.

"If an account is regularly associated with certain terms, they can emerge together in the recommendations through an algorithm," said a spokesperson for Twitter.

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The social network for the first time on May 26 reported a tweet from Donald Trump as misleading, before pinning another three days later for "condemning violence".

The Republican President, followed by more than 80 million people on the platform, had responded in the meantime by signing a decree aimed at limiting the judicial protection of social networks.

For Greg Sterling, editor of the site specializing in search engines Search Engine Land, the fact that Donald Trump is suggested first when searching for "racist" on Twitter is not a new episode in this open conflict.

But rather the reflection of "a large number of people using the words + racist + or + racism to describe or respond" to the president; or the result of a "concerted effort to associate the Trump account with these terms."

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The algorithm of Twitter, explains the specialist, uses a whole bunch of variables putting in principle the platform safe from any attempt at manipulation.

It is also supposed to be the case of Google, however victim in 2003 of a maneuver known as "bombardment" so that appears at the top the name of the former president George W. Bush by searching the expression "miserable failure".

Only an in-depth analysis would make it possible to explicitly shed light on the mechanisms associating Donald Trump and racism, notes Kjerstin Thorson, a professor at the University of Michigan specializing in politics and social networks.

"The platforms have gone to great lengths to avoid giving the slightest impression of bias," she said.

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Ban anti-racist demonstrations? "Yes, there are other ways to share an emotion", believes Retailleau .

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