Technology

New Twitter algorithms aim to stamp out trolling

Image copyright PA Media A new tool can identify Twitter accounts engaging in bullying with over 90% accuracy, according to researchers. Its algorithms classify two specific types of offensive online behaviour – cyber-bullying and cyber-aggression. Researchers at Binghamton University say it could be used to help find and delete abusive accounts. Cyber-bullying has become a […]

UK News

M6 overturned lorry spills diesel across motorway

Image copyright Lancashire Police Image caption Police have urged drivers to avoid the area A lorry has overturned and spilled 200 litres (44 gallons) of diesel on to the M6 motorway in Lancashire. The southbound carriageway has been closed between junctions 31 and 32 near Preston following the accident, which happened shortly after 09:30 BST. […]

Business

Inflation surprise as computer game prices drop

Image copyright Getty Images Inflation growth slowed sharply in August to 1.7% after computer game prices dropped and clothing prices were slow to recover from the summer sales. The Consumer Prices Index measure of inflation fell below 2.1% in July, according to the Office for National Statistics. It is the lowest rate since late 2016. […]