Elon Musk states that only Twitter Verified Accounts will Appear on For You page
In his latest move, Elon says that the For You page is reserved for verified Twitter Accounts
It’s always fun watching Elon’s latest antics on the Twitter platform. The latest stunt is telling everyone that they need a Twitter verified account as of April 15 if they want their posts to appear on the For You page. Also, the same requirements will apply if you want to vote in polls.
The Tweet appeared late last night, but many are still commenting on it today. According to Musk, it’s to help prevent bot accounts from wasting feed space on the For You page. As for the polls, it’s to make sure that bots aren’t voting instead of humans. Of course, he’s hoping the vote to remove him from CEO of Twitter will change due to this action.
On the one hand, it makes some sense. If bot accounts are taking over the For You page, you’ll just see rubbish that you aren’t really interested in. At least with verified accounts, companies and publishers have a better chance of having their content seen.
Starting April 15th, only verified accounts will be eligible to be in For You recommendations.
The is the only realistic way to address advanced AI bot swarms taking over. It is otherwise a hopeless losing battle.
Voting in polls will require verification for same reason.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 27, 2023
I remember reading similar comments before on a previous Elon Musk post, but I can’t remember which one now. People are saying this isn’t the best solution. Instead of coming up with fake reasons for people to pay for Twitter Blue, he should be finding better ways to deal with bot accounts. As they said, that’s the real source of the problem, so just deal with it.
Instead, he’s using the bot excuse to make sure the company makes more money. Well, that’s the running impression in the Twitterverse at the moment. Elon isn’t making a good impression with his responses, either. After one commenter made a statement of Elon using social media for his own political reasons, Musk simply replied with ‘$7’.
What’s even more impressive is how those who paid for Twitter Blue are speaking out against Musk, the guy who organized the sought-after check-mark for them..Advertisement