News from Platformer has reported that Twitter, the popular social media platform owned by Elon Musk, has been secretly promoting posts from a list of VIP users. Zoë Schiffer, Executive Editor of Platformer, expressed her concern about this secret VIP list, questioning the purpose of Twitter’s upcoming recommendation system, which is set to be unveiled by Musk on Friday. “What’s the point if there’s a secret list of users who get special treatment?” she asked.
Platformer Reports Existence of List of 35 VIP Users
Platformer claims to have obtained internal documents that reveal the existence of a list of 35 VIP users, whose posts are closely monitored and promoted to increase their exposure.
While Twitter has not officially confirmed the existence of this list, Platformer has announced the names of 14 of the 35 users, which include high-profile figures such as Elon Musk, LeBron James, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), and Ben Shapiro, among others. According to the report, Twitter engineers have even created a way to modify the site’s ranking system to ensure that “tweets from these accounts are always shown” in order to maintain their engagement levels.
Concerns Raised about Transparency and Fairness
The revelation is likely to raise questions about the transparency and fairness of social media platforms like Twitter, and could lead to calls for greater regulation and oversight of these platforms, report suggests that Musk pays special attention to the complaints of these VIP users, effectively turning them into a well-paid customer support team for himself and his favorite users.