Elon Musk, the owner of X (formerly Twitter), has announced that the platform will soon move away from showing retweet and like counts on the homepage. The change is designed to improve the platform’s “readability,” but it has sparked controversy among users.
Musk has said that he wants to make X a more “healthy” platform, and he believes that hiding retweet and like counts will help to do that. He argues that the current focus on likes and retweets can lead to people posting content that is designed to get attention rather than content that is informative or thought-provoking.
Musk’s critics argue that hiding retweet and like counts will make it more difficult to identify popular and credible content. They also argue that it will make it easier for people to spread misinformation and disinformation, as people will not be able to see how many other people have shared the content.
It remains to be seen how Musk’s plan to hide retweet and like counts will impact X. It is possible that the move will have a positive impact on the platform, making it a more healthy and informative place. However, it is also possible that the move will have a negative impact, making it more difficult to identify popular and credible content and making it easier for people to spread misinformation and disinformation.
Elon Musk’s proposed change to hide retweet and like counts on X is causing controversy among users. While the intent is to improve readability, many users are concerned about the impact on engagement and the potential for manipulation.