Musk posts how to ‘fix’ Twitter feed; Dorsey responds

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Tech billionaire Elon Musk once again took to Twitter to criticize the platform itself. In a tweet posted earlier today, Musk offered tips for “fixing” users’ Twitter feeds by asking them to change their feeds to reverse chronological order by selecting the “Latest Tweets” option on their inbox screen. homepage. Musk also said users “are manipulated by the algorithm” in ways they don’t recognize.

Jack Dorsey, the platform’s founder, responded to this tweet by defending the algorithm, saying it was just designed to save people time when they’re away from the app for a while. Hours later, Musk clarified his initial tweet by saying he didn’t suggest any malice in the algorithm.

It comes just days after Musk announced that his deal to take over Twitter was “temporarily suspended” while he awaits further details on the proportion of spam or fake accounts on the platform.

“Any reasonable random sampling process is fine. If many people independently get similar results for % Fake/Spam/Duplicate Accounts, that will be telling. Added in response to the tweet announcing the status of the acquisition.

According to Musk, he then received a call from Twitter lawyers who told him he had violated an NDA by disclosing the fact that Twitter’s bot vetting sample size was 100.

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