X will start hiding user likes, Musk confirms
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X will start hiding user likes, Musk confirms

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X owner Elon Musk confirmed Tuesday that the social media platform formerly known as Twitter would automatically start hiding users’ likes, saying it was “important to allow people to like posts without to be attacked for this! »

Highlights

Musk confirmed the change Tuesday afternoon in a post about X after The Verge first reported that the site was “rolling out private likes starting today.”

Haofei Wang, director of engineering at X, said in a post on the platform on May 21 that content that could be “edgy”. “for fear of retaliation from trolls or to protect their public image.”

Last August, Musk allowed paying users to hide their likes as an incentive, and all other users still had a public likes page where people could view all the posts they had liked.

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We estimate that Musk has a net worth of $205.8 billion, making him the richest person in the world.

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