- Elon Musk said only verified accounts will appear in Twitter’s “For You” recommendation feed as the billionaire further shakes up the social media platform.
- Musk says the move is “the only realistic way to take on swarms of advanced AI bots.”
Elon Musk’s Twitter account is in the background on Elon Musk’s screen on mobile, as seen in this photo caption. at Brussels, Belgium on 19 February 2023.
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Elon Musk said only verified accounts will appear in Twitter’s recommendation feed as the billionaire further shakes up the social media platform.
Twitter’s “For You” tab shows users tweets from people they don’t follow but are recommended to them by the social media company’s algorithm. As of today, it shows accounts from any Twitter user, whether they’re verified or not.
But Musk announced in a tweet late Monday that, going forward, only verified accounts will show up in the site’s “For You” section.
Musk says the move is “the only realistic way to take on swarms of advanced AI bots.”
Musk also said that only verified users can vote in the poll.
Since buying Twitter last year, Musk has tried to shake up the way the company does vetting. Before Musk’s acquisition, Twitter verified users with a blue verification mark as a way to see if an account matched the person or company it claimed to be. The process is free and has been used by celebrities, journalists, government officials and corporations.
Musk launched a subscription service last year called Twitter Blue, which allows a user to check in for $8 a month and get a blue check mark.
Twitter disabled its “Heritage Verified Program” last week and began rolling out “Heritage Verified” check marks in April. It said it will start removing from 1. The company encourages people with legacy verification credentials to sign up for the Twitter Blue subscription service.
Musk has been trying to find ways to generate new revenue at Twitter, with payment verification a primary principle. But the company is said to have lost a lot of value.
Musk told employees last week that Twitter is now worth $20 billion, according to an email sent to employees. The New York Times. That’s 50% less than the $44 billion Musk paid the company last year.