The social networking platform is taking multiple steps to curb the spread of misinformation. The company is taking these steps ahead of the 2019 General Elections in India. Twitter’s co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey confirms using artificial intelligence (AI) tools to control the spread of misinformation and rumors.
Viral content that gets spread on Twitter with an intention to mislead people is fast-becoming a major problem for law enforcement agencies. The company is experimenting with AI tools to come up with a solution to ban such content from the platform.
On his India visit, Jack Dorsey received a rousing reception at IIT-Delhi. In a Townhall address, the
double duty Twitter CEO, encouraged young coders to build innovative AI solutions. He said, “No one can build a perfect lock, but we need to stay ahead of our attackers. AI could probably help.”
Twitter has faced growing criticism all over the world including India for its inability to control fake news and misinformation. The good news is that it has finally started taking action and the recent bot purge saw the company lose 9 million active monthly active users in the third quarter of 2018. The company is also suspending accounts that are intentionally created to impersonate genuine accounts.