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Elon Musk’s Changes at Twitter Garner Lots of Backlash


American billionaire Elon Musk has been a hot topic recently, after he has been making some big money decisions that the general public don’t exactly agree with. After having a few words to say about the popular social media platform, Twitter, Musk decided to buy the company and make the changes he desired.

However, these changes were not accepted with open arms as they were met with backlash by both Twitter users and employees. In fact, a good majority of Twitter employees quit after they did not agree with the way that Musk ran things in the office. Let’s take a look at some changes Musk made to Twitter that received mixed reactions:

Feed Curation

One of the biggest changes made to Twitter was the fact that you can now choose to have a more curated feed or one that consists of just people you follow. While this is otherwise a really good change, it had some major technical problems. For instance, users noticed how their feed would change curations on its own without the user making any changes themselves.

Controversial Renewals

Another major change to the platform included how Musk unbanned several major accounts that were previously banned due to posting controversial Tweets. Among these users included ex-President, Donald Trump. This decision was met with a lot of backlash as users were not fans of this American President. However, Musk wanted to create a platform for free speech.

Twitter Blue

If you’d like to view a more Premium version of Twitter, you can now subscribe to Twitter Blue. This is a subscription service that allows you to have an almost ad-free experience along with a boosted visibility to your followers. Twitter users had mixed reactions as some believed this was a great feature while others believed that this is something that should’ve been free.

Silver & Gold Ticks

Blue ticks on Twitter are a thing of the past and are now seen as a legacy stamp to show that you’ve been on the platform for a long time. The platform now has silver ticks and gold ticks. Silver ticks are for brands while gold ticks are for government figures. Users were not happy about how the platform is no longer as simple as it used to be.

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