Twitter acquires British AI startup Fabula AI to address fake news

Twitter has acquired London-based startup Fabula AI which has developed AI technology that could help it deal with disinformation and fake news spreading across the social network. Fabula AI's researchers have developed a way to make sense of the deluge of information that is shared on social networks, and detect network manipulation. The move comes…

Diane Abbott: Social networks ‘shirking responsibilities’ to remove racist abuse

Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott has said social media companies are “shirking their responsibilities” to remove abusive content after racist tweets targeting footballers were found on the site up to five years after being posted. Ms Abbott, herself a regular victim of racism on the platform, was speaking after the Press Association discovered dozens of…