Twitter algorithms amplify right-leaning political content on user timelines, study finds

Twitter has released a study that analyses if its recommendation algorithms amplify political content on users’ timeline and the reasons why it does that. Twitter’s ML Ethics, Transparency, and Accountability (META) research team analysed the tweets posted by elected officials between April 1 and August 15, 2020.…

Covaxin gets emergency use recommendation for children aged 2-18 years

The subject expert committee on Covid-19 vaccines has recommended the national drug regulator to grant an emergency use authorisation to Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin for the age group of 2 to 18 years, health ministry sources said. The development is significant as India is just one step away from a Covid-19 vaccine…

“Clearly Unacceptable Error”: Facebook After Labeling Black Men “Primates”

Facebook on Friday said it disabled its topic recommendation feature after it mistook Black men for “primates” in video at the social network. A Facebook spokesperson called it a “clearly unacceptable error” and said the recommendation software involve was taken offline. “We apologize to…