Twitter CEO calls for the public’s help in eliminating bots and trolls

FILE – In this Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, file photo, the Twitter logo appears on a phone post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter Inc. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, reported a loss of $61.6 million in its first quarter. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is turning to crowdsourcing to find a solution to the increasingly toxic atmosphere the social platform he oversees fosters.

Of course, the platform isn’t all bad! Dorsey showcased the positive power of Twitter on Thursday when he tweeted to inform users the company would fund the research of those who had a proposal to fix the bewildering issue of trolls, bots and/or rampant “human-coordinated misinformation campaigns.”

His bold call for help, and admittance that Twitter had failed to foresee “the real-world negative consequences” of giving everyone a voice, is distinctly different from Facebook, who has been extremely reluctant to admit their contribution to the spread of fake news.

KGO’s tech expert, Jason Middleton, joined host Ethan Bearman to discuss Dorsey’s unique approach and weigh in on how investors will react to the news!

 

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