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Twitter Latest News 2017: Platform Uses IBM's Watson Technology To Help Identify Online Bullies

Update Date: Mar 29, 2017 10:13 PM EDT

According to Twitter latest news 2017, the social media giant has taken a new initiative to do policing using the Watson technology from IBM on bullies who tweet to harass its other users. Meanwhile, some users on Twitter want to help Russia in the latest information wars.

Twitter Latest Update: Abusive Users To Be Identified Using Watson Technology

In the latest move this month, Twitter has declared its strategy to curb cases of abuse on its platform. Chris Moody, the social media's VP, data strategy shared this information. Moody was attending the InterConnect conference organized by IBM.

The Vice-President added that they are using the IBM Watson technology for meeting the challenge. Moody shared, "We have had some abuse on the platform." He added that that company's first and foremost priority is out an end to the abuse. However, he also added, "But it's a very very hard challenge."

Earlier this month, the social media declared that the company wants to be more proactive to bring down the abusive content and to identify all those users who are using the platform to harass other users. They also wrote in a blog post to explain ways of intervening when the company sees cases of abuse, Geek Wire wrote.

In the post, the company explained that they are finding out ways to identify all those accounts that are involved in abusive behavior, though such cases might have gone unreported.

Thereafter, they would restrict some functionality of those accounts for a specific period of time. For instance, their tweets will only be visible to their followers and no one else.

At the IBM InterConnect Conference, Moody further explained what will be Twitter's next course of action when an account appears to be engaged in abusive behavior or violates the rules of the platform. He said, "We're starting just now to partner with the Watson team."

He also stated, "Watson is really good at understanding nuances in language and intention." Moody added that his company wants to recognize the abuse patterns so that such behavior can be stopped even before it begins.

Twitter Users Are Giving Account Control To Russian Embassy In The U.K.

There are some users on the platform who are willingly giving control of their Twitter accounts to the Russian Embassy located in the United Kingdom. The embassy then uses such accounts for retweeting the Russian ambassador's most important tweets on a weekly basis.

The Guardian reported that the embassy has described the program as the "Russian diplomatic online club." It is an initiative taken for all those people who love to get insights from the top diplomats and know more about international policies.

Watch out this space for Twitter latest trends, updates and news.

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