In a few weeks, all of the tweets you see on the For You feed will come from Twitter Blue customers. Twitter boss Elon Musk has announced that the web site will solely show tweets from verified accounts in For You’s suggestions beginning on April fifteenth going ahead.
Musk defined that the corporate is making the transfer to fight AI bots and that it is the “solely real looking method” to stop “superior AI bot swarms” from taking on. He additionally stated that Twitter is preventing a “hopeless shedding battle” in any other case if it does not implement the change. In a follow-up tweet, Musk clarified that AI bots pays for verification (and presumably be proven within the For You timeline), so long as they do not impersonate a human.
Twitter’s For You interface exhibits not simply tweets from the accounts a consumer follows, but additionally content material primarily based on earlier tweets they’ve appreciated or different individuals of their community have appreciated. The characteristic debuted on iOS again in January as an alternative choice to the Following tab earlier than making its option to different platforms. Not everyone appreciated it, and Twitter launched an replace in order that its net and cellular apps will default to the timeline tab customers final had open after it got here out. However displaying solely verified customers may doubtlessly imply that those that select to view it could see much more promotional tweets.
In any case, fairly quickly the one verified accounts on the social media web site might be Twitter Blue subscribers. Twitter beforehand introduced that it is killing legacy checkmarks on April 1st, stripping public personalities, firms, authorities and non-government organizations and the like of their verified standing until they pay for it.
Beginning April fifteenth, solely verified accounts might be eligible to be in For You suggestions.
The is the one real looking option to deal with superior AI bot swarms taking on. It’s in any other case a hopeless shedding battle.
Voting in polls would require verification for identical purpose.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 27, 2023