Elon Musk posted a cryptic tweet right now which might very effectively be a warning to the bots on Twitter. The tweet, with none textual content, had solely two emojis – a grave and a robotic – which might translate to ‘RIP bots’. The tweet additionally had a ‘quickly’ standing replace.
The billionaire, who set a worth of $8 for a blue tick final week earlier than suspending it yesterday, had earlier mentioned that introducing a worth was the one technique to defeat trolls and bots on the platform and that Twitter couldn’t fully depend on advertisers to pay its payments.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 12, 2022
Mr Musk even posted a ballot on Thursday asking customers in the event that they have been seeing fewer of the scammers. The ballot outcome, nonetheless, wasn’t what he should have needed to see as in accordance with a number of customers there was no enchancment.
Twitter paused its $8 blue verify subscription service on Friday as pretend accounts mushroomed, and new proprietor Elon Musk introduced again the “official” badge to some customers of the social media platform.
The coveted blue verify mark was beforehand reserved for verified accounts of politicians, well-known personalities, journalists and different public figures. However a subscription possibility, open to anybody ready to pay, was rolled out earlier this week to assist Twitter develop income as Musk fights to retain advertisers.
Pretend accounts purporting to be massive manufacturers have popped up with the blue verify because the new roll-out, together with Mr Musk’s Tesla and SpaceX, in addition to Roblox, Nestle and Lockheed Martin.
“To fight impersonation, we have added an ‘Official’ label to some accounts,” Twitter’s help account – which has the “official” tag – tweeted on Friday.
Mr Musk had mentioned Twitter customers participating in impersonation with out clearly specifying it as a “parody” account can be completely suspended and not using a warning. A number of pretend model accounts, together with these of Nintendo and BP, have been suspended.
With inputs from Reuters
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