More changes on the horizon for Twitter users

South African-born billionaire and Twitter CEO Elon Musk has set in motion more changes to the social media platform.

Musk shared on Tuesday that from the middle of April, all the Twitter users with verified accounts will be eligible to be a part of the “For You” recommendations. 

It has also been announced that at the start of April, all users will have to pay at least R145 a month to have a blue checkmark, including users who were previously verified.

Musk said the changes are the only way to address advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) bot swarms taking over.
He added that voting in polls will now also require verification for the same reason.
“It’s OK to have verified bot accounts if they follow terms of service and don’t impersonate a human,” wrote Musk.

Some social media users questioned the new changes and recommended that Musk should invest money in talent and AI technology to detect bots on Twitter.

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