Musk has long been a proponent of open-sourcing Twitter’s recommendation algorithms, and he made that point repeatedly even before he took over Twitter. He reiterated this view when he announced his intention to acquire Twitter in April 2022.
On Tuesday local time, a Twitter user said that if Twitter now open-sources the algorithm, it will make us “really convinced”. In response, Musk responded: “When our algorithm is open-sourced next week, be prepared to be disappointed at first, but it will improve quickly after that.”
It is reported that Musk acquired Twitter for US$44 billion on October 27, 2022. This acquisition brought a heavy debt burden to Twitter.
In early February, Musk said the past three months had been “extremely difficult” because he “had to save Twitter from bankruptcy.” At the same time, he also runs Tesla and SpaceX.
In addition, he also said that Twitter still faces challenges, but if it persists, there is now a trend to break even. (Little Fox)