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Why is Twitter promoting Trump? When unsupervised AI takes things one step too far

It’s not illogical to think that Twitter’s algorithm has drawn a disquieting link between one of President Donald Trump’s favorite phrases and one of the targets that he most frequently flings it at.

The real issue is apparently less damning and more confusing: Twitter seems to suggest the Times for just about any phrase that ends with the capitalized word “People.”

If you mention the bands Foster the People or the Village People, Twitter is pretty sure you really want to tweet about the Gray Lady.

We’ve reached out to Twitter for more details – but for now, it’s just one of the inscrutable mysteries of the algorithm.

@TheVerge  2 minutes read