The Next Web: This tool judges your Twitter for subconscious gender bias

The Next Web: This tool judges your Twitter for subconscious gender bias. “It probably won’t come as too much of a surprise that tech leaders, a notoriously male group, follow mostly men on Twitter — it wasn’t until 2016 when Elon Musk followed a woman. While we should be mindful that social media presents a warped view of the world, for many people in the tech industry, their Twitter timelines reflect their reality — one that is predominantly male.”

I tried the tool. According to its sampling of 3000 people I follow or who follow me, I follow 54% men, 45% women, 1% nonbinary. My followers are 52% men, 47% women, 1% nonbinary. My timeline is 52% women, 48% men, 0% nonbinary. It’s not perfect (obviously it can’t accurately gess everyone and I follow a lot of institutions) but it’s really interesting.

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