- Elon Musk asked his followers to “fix” their Twitter feed to show the “latest tweets”.
- Twitter founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey said the setting is a way to show trending news.
- Musk has said he wants the Twitter algorithm to be open source.
Loading something loading.
Elon Musk said Twitter users were being “manipulated” by the site’s newsfeed algorithm, prompting a reaction from founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey.
It marks the latest turning point in Musk’s turbulent takeover of the company.
in a tweet On Saturday, Musk indicated the default Twitter feed, which shows tweets based on popularity and user interests, needs to be changed. Twitter did not immediately respond to an insider’s request for comment made outside normal working hours.
“You’re being manipulated by algorithms in ways you don’t realize,” Musk said, adding that Musk tweaked his Twitter feed to show his followers “the latest tweets” by tapping the star in the top right of the screen. ok” asked.
Dorsey replied Disagreeing with Musk, saying that the function was a means of updating followers on trending news and was easily replaced.
“It was designed to only save you time when you are away from the app for a while. Pull reverse to refresh goes back to cron [chronological] Also,” Dorsey tweeted.
-jack⚡️ (@jack) 14 May 2022
dorsey then replied to a tweet From another user who said that the function was designed for manipulation, but could have consequences.
“No, it wasn’t designed to be manipulated. It was designed to work to hold you in and engage with you. This can have unintended consequences,” Dorsey said, of being able to choose. The logic of the current option was the best.
Musk himself responded about eight hours later, indicating that no manipulation was intentional.
Musk tweeted, “I’m not suggesting algorithmic malice, but rather trying to guess what you’re going to read and, in doing so, inadvertently manipulate/enhance your point of view, realizing that Without that happening,” Musk tweeted. “Not to mention potential bugs in the code. Open source is the way to solve both trust and efficacy.”
The Twitter algorithm has been a key thing for Musk, who wants it to be open source to instill confidence in the platform, as he said on Friday that the acquisition was pending confirmation that 5% of the site’s accounts were automated ‘bots’. were of Accounts. Musk suspects the figure is high and said he sample of 100 random followers of twitter account,
Musk said Twitter’s legal team told him he had broken Twitter’s non-disclosure agreement for that tweet.