Yes, Elon Musk Created a Special System for Showing You All His Tweets First

By Brad Pareso 

At 2:36 Monday morning, James Musk sent an urgent message to Twitter engineers. “We are debugging an issue with engagement across the platform,” wrote Musk, a cousin of the Twitter CEO, tagging “@here” in Slack to ensure that anyone online would see it. (Platformer)

After Elon Musk’s Super Bowl tweet garnered less engagement than Joe Biden’s, the Twitter CEO threatened to fire several of the company’s engineers and had 80 employees build a system so that his tweets would be viewed by more users, according to Platformer. (Rolling Stone)

As the Elon Musk-owned social media service encounters interruptions and bugs, Chinese dissidents and activists said they feared they were being muzzled. (NYT)


Earlier this month, Twitter announced that it will curtail free access to its API—the programming interface that lets third-party developers interact with Twitter. While the move certainly affects independent developers and startups building tools to make the platform fun and safe, it also creates a problem for students and academics who use Twitter for research purposes on different topics. (TechCrunch)