We’ve entered uncharted territory, folks. Elon Musk tweeted something that’s actually basically correct for once.Musk, who may or may not buy Twitter soon (“may not” is currently in the lead), did what he always does on Saturday and posted some musings to his Twitter feed. Among them was a call for Twitter users to change their feeds from the algorithmically sorted “home” version to “latest,” where tweets are shown in reverse chronological order. In other words, the way Twitter was meant to be read all along, despite a recent attempt to force the home timeline on users.Musk’s rationale is that the algorithm can subconsciously manipulate you. This is, to Musk’s credit, a pretty reasonable viewpoint backed up by research. A math equation that only shows you what it thinks you want to see will, over time, make it harder to accept other sources of information.
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