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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Wants AI to Determine ‘Credible Voices’ on Platform

CANNES, FRANCE - JUNE 21: Co-chair / founder of Twitter Jack Dorsey attends the ' #SheInspiresMe: Twitter celebrates female voices & visionaries ' Event at Cannes Lions on June 21, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images for Twitter)
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey stated in a recent tweet that artificial intelligence may soon be used to determine “credible voices” on the social media platform.

Following New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman announcing that she will be “pulling back” from tweeting due to her issues with how discourse is handled on the platform, CEO Jack Dorsey suggested that A.I. may soon be used to help determine which users are “credible voices” that should be regarded highly.

“With exception of breaking news and my own stories, taking a break from this platform,” said Haberman. “No reason or prompt other than that it’s not really helping the discourse.” A number of excerpts from an article Haberman published in the New York Times state:

Twitter has stopped being a place where I could learn things I didn’t know, glean information that was free from errors about a breaking news story or engage in a discussion and be reasonably confident that people’s criticisms were in good faith.

The viciousness, toxic partisan anger, intellectual dishonesty, motive-questioning and sexism are at all-time highs, with no end in sight. It is a place where people who are understandably upset about any number of things go to feed their anger, where the underbelly of free speech is at its most bilious.

Twitter is now an anger video game for many users. It is the only platform on which people feel free to say things they’d never say to someone’s face

CEO Jack Dorsey quickly took to the platform to discuss the issues that Haberman raised in her article.

It was then that Dorsey offered a suggestion to fix the “issue” of everyone on Twitter having an equal voice:

How this algorithm will work or what personalities will be elevated as “credible voices,” remains to be seen. For a long time, it was believed that Twitter’s verification badge added a level of credibility to users by proving that they are indeed who they say they are, but that system has become seen as a badge of approval from Twitter in recent years — to be removed if someone misbehaves and bestowed upon those that Twitter deems worthy of honor.

Haberman isn’t the only journalist tired of Twitter, however. John Roberts of Fox News announced that he would also be leaving the platform saying: “In solidarity with my colleague @maggieNYT – whom I believe is an absolutely stellar journalist, I too am pulling back from Twitter. She has it right — a bilious anger video game.”

Breitbart Tech reported today that Twitter is hiding the accounts of top conservatives behind a “quality filter,” which in essence acts as a shadowban of the accounts.

Lucas Nolan is a reporter for Breitbart News covering issues of free speech and online censorship. Follow him on Twitter @LucasNolan or email him at lnolan@breitbart.com

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