Elon Musk’s Twitter deal has been paused, but the multi-billionaire hasn’t stopped tweeting about Twitter, and for one of those tweets revealing the sample size of a bot check, Elon Musk also received a call from Twitter’s legal team.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, whose $44 billion deal to take over Twitter has been temporarily shelved, offered his followers three easy steps to “fix” the Twitter feed. The multi-billionaire said: “You are manipulated by the algorithm in ways you don’t realize. Easy to switch back and forth to tell the difference.” According to the SEC filing, Elon Musk was barred from posting tweets about his Twitter acquisition if it would discredit the company or any of its representatives.
So, what are these 3 steps suggested by Elon Musk?
1. Tap the ‘home’ button
2. Tap stars in the top right corner of the screen
3. Select ‘latest tweets’.
“This message was brought by the Illuminaughty,” Elon Musk added sarcastically.
While Elon Musk continues his habit of randomly tweeting, Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey chose to respond to Elon Musk’s apparent complaint about Twitter’s algorithm. Responding to Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey said the algorithm is simply designed “to save you time if you’re not in the app for a while. Pull to refresh also goes back to reverse chronology.”
Elon Musk’s Twitter deal has been temporarily suspended due to spam/fake accounts. Twitter said fake or spam accounts represented less than 5% of its daily active monetized users. Elon Musk’s team will randomly sample 100 Twitter followers to learn more about the fake accounts. Revealing the sample size upset Elon Musk when he received a call from Twitter legal accusing him of violating the nondisclosure agreement. “This really happened,” Elon Musk tweeted as if incredulous.
“Whoever thought owning the libs (liberals) would be cheap has never tried to take over a social media company… At least that’s what the lib hivemind thinks haha,” Musk tweeted.
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