Elon Musk Takes Action Against TikTok

Elon Musk Takes Action Against TikTok

(HorizonPost.com) – After acquiring Twitter, Elon Musk has made a series of new changes, from requiring users to purchase checkmarks to creating a “For You” tab, which was inspired by the company’s rival, TikTok, according to The Daily Mail. The tab reportedly gives tweets boosted by an algorithm more prominence on the page.

Twitter users on iOS phones will automatically land on the page when they open the app. The content shown will be from accounts that a user may or may not follow. Users can switch from the “for you” page to the “following” page by swiping their finger on the screen.

Both of these tabs were previously listed under different names, and users had to click on a star icon in the top right corner. However, that feature now is gone for users on iOS.

The changes were announced last week on the official “@TwitterSupport” account. Updates to Android and the web will reportedly roll out soon.

“The ‘For You’ and ‘Following’ tabs replace ‘Home’ and ‘Latest’ and will be pinned to the top of your timeline so you can easily switch between them. Swipe to switch timelines instead of tapping the [star] icon,” the post read.

Elon Musk, who acquired the social media company for $44 billion, announced months ago that such a change would be coming when he voiced his support for an easier way to toggle. The change is reportedly another step away from seeing posts in the order they were posted, which is how platforms originally began before algorithms took over.

Users on Twitter did not welcome the change, with one user accusing Musk of appropriation. British author Richard Osman voiced his annoyance with the automatic toggling.

“Every morning Twitter reverts to the awful ‘For You’ feed, and you have to coax it back to the ‘Following’ feed,” he said, comparing the repetition to teaching a child to tie his shoelaces.

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