How Twitter’s Algorithm Poured Gas on the Bernie-Warren Spat

Motherboard | Jan 15, 2020 at 10:32 PM
  • Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren on the debate stage Tuesday night sparked the type of digital spat that tech platforms can easily blow out of proportion.
  • #NeverWarren was the top trending topic on Twitter across America Wednesday morning, earning top placement in users’ mobile apps and desktop sites.
  • A Twitter spokesperson added to VICE News that it hadn’t detected any bot activity pushing the hashtag Wednesday.