Trolls and bots have a huge and often unrecognized influence on social media. They are used to influence conversations for commercial or political reasons. They allow small hidden groups of people to promote information supporting their agenda and a large scale. They can push their content to the top of people’s news feeds, search results, and shopping carts. Some say they can even influence presidential elections.

In order to maintain the quality of discussion on social sites, it’s become necessary to screen and moderate community content. Can we use machine learning to identify suspicious posts and comments? …

Jason Skowronski

PM @ Elastic. Founder of Dev Spotlight.

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