Jack Dorsey often think about the Twitter future, it is part of his role as the head of the platform, and although he refuses to provide an option to edit the tweets as historically requested by many users, but he is open to suggestions.
“Basically, how can you tell if the feedback (on Twitter) is real or if someone is trying to manipulate the system?”
Hey Jack Dorsey: Go for the “bots” from Twitter
— Mary Kate (@_maryjordan) January 16, 2020
This Thursday, according to a video posted by a social network employee, Dorsey asked Musk how he would fix Twitter, (yes, the Twitter where Musk has almost 31 million followers), and he made his preference clear: distinguish between real and fake users. It’s that simple (at least for him).
“Is it a real person or is it a botnet or a kind of troll army or something like that,” the entrepreneur wondered as an auditorium full of platform employees watched. “Basically, how can you tell if the feedback is real or if someone is trying to manipulate the system?”
Musk’s concern may be justified, as Bloomberg points out, by the group of critics known as “TSLAQ“, who allude to his company’s stock market code with the addition of the letter Q, which is usually used when listed companies go bankrupt.
Elon Musk is also known to have sparked more than one controversy with his publications on the Blue Bird social network. In 2018, for example, he called one of the rescuers of Thailand’s children trapped in a cave a “pedophile” and caused a temporary suspension of Tesla’s listing after insinuating that he would buy the company and take it off the stock exchange.
Elon Musk deletes tweet accusing diver in Thai rescue of being a pedophile. For those who missed it, here it is again pic.twitter.com/xQ0q22ee31
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) July 15, 2018