Elon Musk says he'd fix Twitter by dealing with bots

Jack Dorsey asks Elon Musk how to fix Twitter. Here's Musk's reply

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"I think it would be helpful to differentiate" between real and fake users, Musk replied, according to a video posted to Twitter by an employee.

If you have been following the world of social media and the chatter around it from some time now, you would know one thing for sure about Twitter.

Last year, Tesla's stock sank as low as $179 in the aftermath of Twitter comments by Musk that he planned to take the company private. The interaction between the young tycoons took place on January 16, wherein Dorsey asked for "direct feedback" from the elusive billionaire with more than 31 million followers on Twitter.

"Is this a real person or is it a botnet or a kind of troll army or something?" From this Twitter could determine whether a user is real and contributing to the conversation or simply trying to manipulate it.

Elon also pointed out that groups would often use bots to skew perception even in cases such as political matters, "what do people actually want, what are people actually upset about versus manipulation of the system by various interest groups". His use of the social network has landed him in trouble too. He known as a British caver a "pedo guy" in 2018 and had been later on sued for defamation.

The Chief Executive Officer of Tesla and also SpaceX has a factor: Twitter is overwhelmed with robots and also has actually had a hard time to destroy disinformation projects, destructive habits and also spam. Its share price more than doubled from October to December, and has climbed again 24% this year to reach a peak on Wednesday, helped by a surprise profit in the third quarter, a number of deliveries in the fourth quarter which exceeded expectations and the first cars to take off. production line for Tesla's new "Gigafactory" in Shanghai. The Securities and Exchange Commission brought a lawsuit accusing him of "false and misleading statements". Musk agreed to have his Tesla-related tweets preapproved, step down as Tesla chairman for three years, and pay the SEC $US20 million.

Earlier than both occasion occurred, Dorsey praised Musk's use of Twitter in 2016, describing his account as "a extremely good mannequin of the way to do [Twitter] properly".

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