One more day, yet 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 will likely 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 observe phrases of service.
Based on Musk, this appears to be the one “practical strategy to tackle superior AI bot swarms taking up. It’s in any other case a hopeless dropping battle”.
Beginning April fifteenth, solely verified accounts will likely be eligible to be in For You suggestions.
The is the one practical strategy to tackle superior AI bot swarms taking up. It’s in any other case a hopeless dropping battle.
Voting in polls would require verification for similar purpose.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 27, 2023
Off late, and specifically after twitter made these blue ticks out there to all through a fee, a swarm of AI-powered bots, all with verified statuses, appear to have taken over the micro-blogging platform. A number of recognized personalities have discovered their impersonated bots, with verified blue ticks, fooling customers to assume it’s from the persona they observe. These bots are additionally getting used to extend follower counts drastically, and unfold misinformation.
Nonetheless, many really feel, that this newest dictat from Musk, might not likely remedy these points. Customers have in any case not favored the brand new ‘For You’ algorithmic timeline a lot, and with this new selections, there’s excessive likelihood of your feed being full of branded content material.
Musk additionally stated that going ahead solely verified accounts will be capable of participate in polls. Nonetheless, as is the case with most of his anouncements, there isn’t any readability on whether or not that is meant for polls created by Twitter (or him) or all polls on the platform.