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Elon Musk says X is making likes private to avoid ‘attacks’

Posted on AllSides June 12th, 2024
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Elon Musk has confirmed that X, formerly known as Twitter, will hide what users have liked on the social media site. The move is aimed at protecting people’s public image, according to the billionaire owner, with some politicians and celebrities previously facing criticism for ‘liking’ pornographic tweets on the platform. “Important to allow people to like posts without getting attacked for doing so,” Mr Musk wrote in response to a post about X reportedly rolling out an update to hide likes. Last month, X director of engineering Haofei Wang said...

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