Musk posts on how to ‘fix’ Twitter feed; Dorsey responds

Tech billionaire Elon Musk has once again taken to Twitter to criticize the platform itself. In a tweet posted earlier today, Musk gave tips to ‘fix’ users’ Twitter feed asking them to change their feed to a reverse chronological order by selecting the “Latest Tweets” option on their home screen. Musk also said that users are “manipulated by the algorithm” in ways they do not recognize.

Jack Dorsey, the founder of the platform, responded to this tweet by defending the algorithm, saying that it was just designed to save people time while they were away from the app. A few hours later, Musk clarified his initial tweet saying he was not suggesting any malice in the algorithm.

This comes just days after Musk announced that his deal to take over Twitter was “temporarily holding on” while he waited for more details about the proportion of spam or fake accounts on the platform.

“Any sensible random sampling process is fine. If many people independently get similar results for% of fake / spam / duplicate accounts, that would be telling.I picked 100 as the sample size number, because that is what Twitter uses to calculate <5% fake / spam / duplicate, "he added as a reply to the tweet announcing the status of the acquisition.

According to Musk, he later received a call from a Twitter lawyer who told him that he had violated an NDA by revealing the fact that Twitter’s bot check sample size is 100.

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