Social Media Platform X Is Considering Removing Likes And Reposting

Elon Musk said that his social media platform X is thinking about eliminating likes and reposting statistics from postings. Speaking to delegates of the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference, he made the statement.

This is his most recent action since purchasing the business in 2022. A post's creator would still be able to view the quantity of likes and reposts it has gotten.  In addition, Musk informed the assembly that X's application for a money transmitter license in New York is expected to be approved in a few months.

Musk promised when he purchased Twitter that the website, now known as X, would become a "everything app," capable of doing banking and shopping in addition to communicating. Likes and "reposts," which were originally known as "retweets," are examples of engagement measures that Musk has been at odds with ever since he acquired the business.

He is accused of pressuring the company's developers to alter the algorithm and highlight his postings so that they appear on users' timelines last year.After Joe Biden's Super Bowl tweet garnered more attention than Musk's in February 2023, the CEO allegedly deleted the "flopped" post and threatened to fire his technical staff if they failed to resolve the problem.

Musk was charged in June with violating free speech after breaking a contract to screen a Daily Wire-funded movie because he believed it "misgenders" trans persons. The CEO refuted the accusations, claiming his team made a "mistake."

In an attempt to win back advertising income, Musk revealed plans in July to reduce platform ad rates by half. The platform's privacy policy underwent a covert alteration in August allowing X to get its users' fingerprints, retinal scans, voice and facial recognition, and keyboard patterns.

With the exception of private "direct messages," the billionaire declared that he planned to eliminate users' ability to "block" other users on the social networking platform. Users of the website, many of whom were paying $8 a month for its "Twitter Blue," now "X Premium," services, expressed alarm at his remarks. They likened "block" to "self-defense" and their rights under the 2nd Amendment.

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