One more day, one more strange-sounding stuff coming in from Twitter’s new proprietor — Elon Musk. In a tweet, Musk has introduced that beginning April fifteenth, “solely verified accounts shall be eligible to be in ‘For You’ suggestions”. He additionally feels, that “it’s okay” to have verified bot accounts impersonate people and are available up in that ‘For You’ timeline, so long as they comply with phrases of service.
In line with Musk, this appears to be the one “reasonable strategy to tackle superior AI bot swarms taking up. It’s in any other case a hopeless shedding battle”.
Beginning April fifteenth, solely verified accounts shall be eligible to be in For You suggestions.
The is the one reasonable strategy to tackle superior AI bot swarms taking up. It’s in any other case a hopeless shedding battle.
Voting in polls would require verification for identical cause.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 27, 2023
Off late, and specifically after twitter made these blue ticks accessible to all by way of a fee, a swarm of AI-powered bots, all with verified statuses, appear to have taken over the micro-blogging platform. A number of identified personalities have discovered their impersonated bots, with verified blue ticks, fooling customers to assume it’s from the persona they comply with. These bots are additionally getting used to extend follower counts drastically, and unfold misinformation.
Nevertheless, many really feel, that this newest dictat from Musk, could not likely clear up these points. Customers have anyhow not preferred the brand new ‘For You’ algorithmic timeline a lot, and with this new selections, there’s excessive probability of your feed being crammed with branded content material.
Musk additionally mentioned that going ahead solely verified accounts will have the ability to participate in polls. Nevertheless, as is the case with most of his anouncements, there isn’t a readability on whether or not that is meant for polls created by Twitter (or him) or all polls on the platform.