Twitter search for 'racist' shows Trump's profile as top account

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Twitter’s search algorithm produces President Donald Trump’s page as a top result for “racist” or “racism.”

The result was noted by several twitter users and reported by Cnet, which had several reporters verify that it was not a joke but indeed an authentic result on Twitter. Fox News checked and noted Trump’s Twitter account is listed as the top result under the “people” tab.

Even when the search is conducted in incognito mode or while not signed into a Twitter account, Trump is still the top result.

A Twitter spokeswoman told Cnet that when users mention an account along with certain terms, the account and the keywords can become algorithmically linked as a recommendation. Users have recently been talking about Trump and racism in a number of posts, likely in response to his ac... (Read more)