Top 5 Things Elon Musk May Change To Improve Twitter
If Twitter accepts Elon Musk’s $43 billion acquisition offer, the Tesla CEO may implement a few adjustments to the social media network. Here we have listed the top 5 things that Elon Musk may change on Twitter.
Musk has revealed clues about what he would do in interviews, regulatory documents, conferences and on his own Twitter account since announcing his offer to buy Twitter.
1) Edit Button Inception
Musk earlier this month conducted a Twitter poll in which he asked followers if they desired an edit button.
Around 74% of those who responded to the poll said yes.
When asked, Twitter affirmed that it was developing an edit button regardless of the poll’s outcome.
2) Freedom of Speech
Musk believes that the site’s potential as a “platform for free speech” is being neglected.
Twitter, like many other social media sites, suspends accounts for breaking content policies, such as those involving violence, hate speech, or harmful disinformation.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk used to call himself a ‘free speech absolutist.’ But the irony is he has blocked some Twitter users who used to question or disagree with him.
3) Extended Tweets
Tesla’s CEO has also spoken out in favor of long-form tweets. A tweet’s character limit is currently set at 280 characters. In 2017, it was raised from 140 to 150.
Musk previously stated that lengthy-form tweets are long overdue in a tweet.
4) Spam bots Elimination
Musk said last week that if his bid for Twitter is successful, he will endeavor to defeat spam bots.
He further stated that all genuine persons under his control would be authenticated by the platform.
5) Open-Source Algorithm Model
Musk revealed his ambitions to make Twitter’s algorithm an open-source model, which would allow users to access the code that shows how particular postings appeared in their timelines.
At a TED conference this month he said,
“The open-source method would be better than having tweets sort of be mysteriously promoted and demoted with no insight into what’s going on.”