Twitter CEO Elon Musk has announced a slew of enhancements to the microblogging platform. He stated that Twitter is rapidly expanding and has reached 8 billion user minutes per day. Elon Musk announced that, on March 31, 2023, Twitter will open source all code used to recommend tweets. Furthermore, beginning March 20, 2023, the platform will restrict SMS two-factor authentication (2FA) to Twitter Blue subscribers.
Elon Musk believes that exposing the code will result in a rapid improvement in recommendation quality.
In another tweet, he stated that the microblogging platform would use artificial intelligence (AI) in the coming months to detect and highlight public opinion manipulation.
“Our algorithm is overly complex & not fully understood internally. We’re developing a simplified approach to serve more compelling tweets, but it’s still a work in progress. That’ll also be open source,” he said in a tweet thread.
Elon Musk, riding the artificial intelligence wave, announced on Saturday that Twitter will use AI to detect and highlight public opinion manipulation on Twitter.
This move is intended to address criticism that the microblogging platform lacks content moderation since Elon Musk’s takeover in October of last year. Since the takeover, the social media platform has laid off thousands of workers and is now operating on a shoestring budget. As a result, the platform is vulnerable to outages, malicious content, and misinformation.
Even advertisers have abandoned Twitter since Elon Musk’s takeover, which is why the Twitter CEO is looking into options such as subscription-based services.
In the coming weeks, Musk said, the microblogging platform will prioritize responses from followers, verified accounts, and unverified accounts. The platform recently added bookmark counts to tweets for iOS users.
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