Elon Musk Shoots About Twitter And This Time It Was About Its Algorithm And How It’s Used

Deepak Gupta April 15, 2022
Updated 2022/04/15 at 7:17 AM

The last few days have been focused on Elon Musk and his new approach to Twitter. The strongman of Tesla and SpaceX wants to assume a prominent role in the social network, going to the point of wanting to buy it outright.

The latest controversy has now arrived, with this opinion about the algorithm that Twitter uses. Elon Musk understands that this should be open-source and thus shared with everyone on the Internet.

Strong opinions about Twitter

If Elon Musk manages to buy Twitter, it is certain that this social network will change completely. This is his choice when it comes to communicating with the Internet and he uses it as a unique channel to get his ideas across.

After buying a very relevant position in this network and even trying to buy the company, to make it private, he has now come to the public with some more ideas. In a TED talk that took place a few hours ago, he revealed some of his controversial opinions.

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End of control in this social network

Elon Musk assumes that Twitter has taken an important role in the opinions of users and wants them to have freedom of expression there. He doesn't want you to be concerned with controlling and evaluating your posts and opinions.

Another idea he conveyed is a little more radical and may call into question the social network itself. It understands that the Twitter algorithm should be made public and open-source, so that everyone can have access to the engine that shapes it.

An old question for Elon Musk

In fact, this is not a new topic for Elon Musk and Twitter. In March, a question had been published to users about the possibility of the Twitter algorithm being released as open-source. The idea was to publish this code on GitHub so that everyone can look at what is being used.

These opinions have not left Twitter's employees at ease, especially given the possibility of it taking control of the social network. So far there has been no support for the purchase of shares and even a seat on the board of directors appears to be barred.

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