Why the ‘Twitter Killer’ has been making waves: What you need to know
Posted On September 23, 2021
In early November, Mashable’s social news app, Twitter, announced a new algorithm to make it easier for users to follow trending news stories.
That algorithm, which was supposed to be rolling out to users in early February, is now nearly two months old.
The algorithm change has caused a lot of concern among users, and some users have taken to social media to express their outrage.
Some users have pointed out that the algorithm change does not actually make the algorithm more efficient or effective.
It does make it more likely that users will follow certain stories, said Mashable Senior Editor Matt Taylor, who has also been following the news from a social news perspective.
The changes to the algorithm that were announced were the result of a partnership with tech company Accenture.
Accenture’s new algorithm will be rolling back a number of changes in the algorithm in the near future, Taylor explained in an email.
Accenture, a consulting firm, was also behind the design of the Twitter platform and will help guide the new algorithm, Taylor added.
It’s unclear if the algorithm changes are related to the company’s recent acquisition of Mashable, or if the new algorithms are meant to be rolled back in response to recent news stories that have raised hackles within the company.
Twitter declined to comment on the rumors, but Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has been vocal in his support for the new changes.
Twitter was purchased by Facebook in 2016 for $1.2 billion.
Dorsey has since made headlines after tweeting about the dangers of “fake news” in his tweets, which has resulted in a number people receiving death threats.
Doris tweeted a link to an article in the Los Angeles Times last week, where the article noted that some people may believe stories they see on Twitter are “fake,” and that some of the stories are “misleading.”
The article also said some of Twitter’s content may be misleading to users, including content that is not accurate.
The Times article has since been removed from Twitter’s website.
Twitter has also faced criticism in recent weeks after the company failed to take down a number posts that had been critical of the company or that had caused other social media users to get angry.
Twitter CEO Jack Tracer has been criticized for failing to take action against the posts.
In a recent interview with the BBC, Tracer said that he had not received a response to a series of requests from users to take these down.
“It’s just not a good way to deal with content,” Tracer told the BBC.
In an email to Mashable about the new tweets, a spokesperson for Accenture said that it is working with Twitter to improve its algorithmic processes.
The company said in a statement that Accenture and Twitter “have been working together on improving our algorithms, and we are very proud of what we are able to achieve in this space.”