Twitter Algorithms Manipulate Users — Elon Musk

Elon Musk said that the algorithmic feed on Twitter manipulates users, and therefore it should be switched to a chronological one.

“The algorithm manipulates you so much that you don’t even realize it. You only need to switch back and forth (between algorithmic and chronological feed) to see the difference,” Musk wrote.

According to Musk, there is no “malicious intent” in the actions of the algorithm, it is simply programmed to guess what the user might like or what he would like to read, thus reinforcing preferences without the user realizing what is happening. He also admits that there may be bugs in the code.

“Open source is the way to solve the problem of both trust and efficiency,” he wrote.

Earlier Elon Musk supported the initiative of the European Union regarding the regulation of social networks.

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