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Elon Musk says Twitter enhanced retweet reach, removed filter causing false negatives

Twitter improves retweet reach, removes filter causing false negatives: Musk
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Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, stated on Monday that the Twitter team “completed” numerous works “over night”, enhancing the reach of retweets and “removed filter causing false negatives”.

Tweeted by Musk: “More work team completed over night.”

“Removed height penalty affecting tweets with pics/video, increased # of recommended tweets, better tracking of dropped tweets, removed filter causing false negatives, removed penalty if user follows author, improved reach of retweet,” he added.

In a “long day at Twitter HQ” with him, engineers fixed two critical issues with the microblogging platform, according to Musk.

He said that the ‘Fanout service for following feed’ was being overwhelmed at the time when “I tweeted, resulting in up to 95 per cent of my tweets not getting delivered at all”.

Moreover, he said that the recommendation algorithm was using absolute block count, rather than percentile block count, “causing accounts with many followers to be dumped, even if blocks were only 0.1 per cent of followers”.

Also this week, according to Musk, oversized fonts and undersized paragraph spacing will be fixed.



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