Twitter Use AI to Detect Fake News
Twitter acquires London startup that uses AI to detect fake news.
17:56 10 June 2019
UK company Fabula, which uses artificial intelligence to detect fake news, has been acquired by Twitter. The social network said that it would help “improve the health of the conversation” as well as aid in preventing spam and abuse.
The move comes after Twitter was criticised for failing to prevent users from being driven off the site by abusive messages and for removing the accounts of right-wing figures.
Fabula, which pioneered “geometric deep learning”, has been designed to analyse behaviour to help the social network create a picture of interactions and relationships.
Parag Agrawal, Twitter's chief technology officer, said: "This strategic investment in graph deep learning research, technology and talent will be a key driver as we work to help people feel safe on Twitter and help them see relevant information,"
The terms of the deal have not been disclosed but Michael Bronstein, Fabula’s co-founder will join Twitter as its head of graph deep learning research.
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