Twitter Releases Code Showing How It Determines What Appears On Your Timeline

Posted on AllSides March 31st, 2023
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Elon Musk on Friday fulfilled a promise to release some of the code underlying how Twitter filters and presents the information that users see.

Twitter released computer code it called “the algorithm” on Github revealing some of the inner workings of the black box that determines which tweets a user sees — which is far more complicated than simply showing all tweets from people you follow.

“Most of the recommendation algorithm” was released and “the rest will follow,” Musk said on the platform he owns. “No doubt, many embarrassing issues...

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