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Turns out that Twitter can detect riots faster than the police

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Turns out that Twitter can detect riots faster than the police IANS | The computer system could also discern information about where the riots were rumoured to take place and where groups of youths were gathering. Related Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube form global working group to combat terror content on social media LONDON: With people increasingly taking to the social media , especially Twitter , to report or update events, observations and occurrences, new research says the micro-blogging site can track and detect major disruptive events faster than the police. The study showed that computer systems using a series of machine-learning algorithms ...

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