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Elon Musk tells Jack Dorsey what he would change if he ran Twitter

Published: 19/Jan/2020 18:04

by Daniel Cleary

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed to Jack Dorsey what he would change about Twitter during the platform’s OneTeam 2020 conference in Houston.

Thousands of Twitter employees were gathered in Houston for the OneTeam conference to kick off the new decade.

During the event, founder Jack Dorsey called Tesla CEO Elon Musk on a video conference to say a few words and share some of his wisdom with those attending.

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Elon Musk speaking with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey at OneTeam conference.

When Jack asked for some feedback and what he would do to improve the company, Elon Musk expressed that he had one particular change in mind.

“I think it would be helpful to differentiate’ between bots and real users,” Musk shared, “Is this a real person or is this a botnet or a sort of troll army or something like that?”

As someone who often gets targeted by bots with spam replies to many of his posts, it made sense why he would be looking for there to be an easy way to differentiate between the real and automated responses.

“How do you tell if the feedback is real or someone trying to manipulate the system, or probably real, or probably trying to manipulate the system?” he continued.

Elon also pointed out that groups would often use bots to skew perception even in cases such as political matters, “what do people actually want, what are people actually upset about versus manipulation of the system by various interest groups.”

Although the idea would likely be welcomed by Twitter users, many have claimed that it would be quite a difficult one to implement on the platform.

Another massive feature that has been in demand from some of the site’s users would be the ability to edit tweets once they have been sent out, however, Dorsey has shown little interest in making it happen as of yet.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”