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Twitter to Add Context to Trending Topics

Alethea Group Vice President of Analysis Cindy Otis weighs in on Twitter's update to its trending topics feature.

“So many of the disinformation narratives that we see on Twitter are spread by people who don’t necessarily agree with it — they are simply talking about it because it’s trending, and therefore they amplify it,” said Cindy Otis, vice president of analysis at Alethea Group, which conducts disinformation investigations. “Recognizing that has to be part of Twitter’s calculation if they want to deal with disinformation.”

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