According to tech blog Platformer, Elon Musk had Twitter’s engineers fuck with Twitter’s code.
The algorithm artificially boosts the billionaire’s tweets over everyone else’s, allowing him to receive a
previously unheard-of promotion of his tweets to the entire user base.”
The inciting incident of this discovery was Sunday’s Super Bowl. Musk was pissed when his tweet about the game performed worse than one posted by President Biden.
Noah Casler, comic and full-time Trump-hater tweeted,
I still can’t get past a mfker who was a short time ago the richest man in the entire world, got on his private jet, flew to the Super Bowl, sat in a sky box with his fellow evil overlord and all he could think about was the POTUS got more likes than he did.
I still can’t get past a mfker who was a short time ago the richest man in the entire world, got on his private jet, flew to the Super Bowl, sat in a sky box with his fellow evil overlord and all he could think about was the POTUS got more likes than he did.— NoelCaslerComedy🌙 (@caslernoel) February 15, 2023
At 2:36 a.m. the next morning, Musk’s cousin alerted Twitter’s team to this “high urgency” issue, which had been “fixed” by that afternoon.
A current Twitter employee told Platformer that Musk was manipulating the platform for his own benefit,
to force engagement on all users to hear only his voice…
I think we’re past the point of believing that he actually wants what’s best for everyone here.”
Did he REALLY spend 43 billion just to get more likes… or is there more to his evil plan?
Musk seems to be (ironically?) transparent about this fact given his tweet below…
February 14, 2023