This option was proposed by users to stop the expansion of Musk's tweets.
The head of the social network, Elon Musk, explained that Twitter is solving the problem with the widespread recommendations of Musk's tweets to all users.
For the second day, most users noted that the social network feed shows a lot of tweets and replies from Elon Musk, regardless of whether they are subscribed to him or not.
"Please stay tuned as we make adjustments to the . . 'algorithm'," Musk said.
Experts in the field believe that by enclosing "algorithm" in quotation marks, Musk joked that perhaps he himself, in fact, could be responsible for this change. It's not all that far-fetched, given that the massive recommendation of his tweets began shortly after Musk complained about declining views on his posts and even fired the platform engineer in charge because of it.
Since February 13, 2023, Twitter users noticed that the platform began to actively recommend to all users in the feed and show in bulk mainly Elon Musk's tweets.
For many users, even those who are not subscribed to Musk, the social network feed suddenly became completely dedicated to Elon Musk. Also, the "For You" section became full of tweets and replies to Elon Musk's tweets.
Representatives of the specialized media said that indeed on the social network, all users see more tweets and replies to Musk's tweets than usual. These posts appear both at the very top of the feed and are distributed among tweets from other users.
This came days after Musk complained that his tweets weren't getting enough views, and even fired one of the social network's engineers because of this.
Musk later revealed that Twitter had made changes to address this issue of "visibility" of his tweets to the public. It turned out that previously 95% of his tweets were not delivered to users. In addition, Musk said that he removed all blocks on users in his account so that as many people as possible could see his tweets again.
Industry experts believe that Twitter employees decided by any means to give the head of the social network more views for his tweets and even changed the logic of the recommendation algorithm for this. How long this can continue and whether Musk will now complain that his tweets, on the contrary, are watched too much, is still unclear.
Musk has already reacted to this situation (so far with humor).