Elon Musk Says Twitter's "For You" Page Will Only Recommend Verified Accounts
Beginning in mid-April.
Elon Musk is announcing yet another update with Twitter, this time, continuing to double down on catering the social platform towards verified accounts.
In a Tweet to his followers, Musk confirms that users will now need a “verified account” in order to appear on Twitter’s “For You” page. The update will begin on April 15, coming after Twitter announced it would start dismantling its “legacy” verification system. More than ever, it appears that only companies, government entities or Twitter Blue subscribers can be recommended to those that do not follow the account. He says in this Tweet that this “is the only realistic way to address advanced AI bot swarms taking over.” Musk also confirms that verified accounts will only be able to vote in polls for the “same reason.”
While Musk did announce the change on Twitter, users can take his news with a grain of salt, seeing that it is not often that his statements turn into enforced policies of features. For instance, back in February, he promised that the company will begin sharing its ad revenues with Blue subscribers, however, nothing has come out of it just yet. He also made a similar promise to open-source the company’s algorithm by March 5, but has now said it has pushed back to March 31.
Recently, Musk has valued Twitter at $20 billion USD, more than 50% less than what he acquired the company for. He also notes that he belives Twitter will one day be valued at $250 billion USD. Take a look at his Tweet below.
That said, it’s ok to have verified bot accounts if they follow terms of service & don’t impersonate a human
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 28, 2023
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