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Ever since Elon Musk took over the micro-blogging platform, Twitter, there has been a number of unprecedented changes to the site.

It has successfully managed to capture people’s attention, for better or worse, with the addition of new features and tweaks.

And now, Elon Musk has announced that the ‘For You’ page will only offer suggestions from Blue-certified users/subscribers, starting April 15.

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Apparently, this new update is being implemented to address the bot issue, and according to Musk, it is the only realistic way to tackle this situation.

Twitter ‘For You’ tab to recommend tweets from Blue verified users get criticized

However, users aren’t quite impressed with this announcement and are therefore exhibiting their anger on the social media platform (1,2,3,4,5,6).

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This is BS. Some of my favorite accounts to follow aren’t verified. FOR YOU will become mostly useless, & my unverified tweets will be seen even less. I’ve loved Twitter for almost 15 years. Elon always HAS to be the center. The way he’s inserted his greedy self has destroyed it.

Well this might kill twitter for me. The vast majority of people I read on For You are not verified. Im not at the threshold that paying for $7 has value but this might just remove the value I do have

Apart from this, non-Blue subscribers won’t be able to vote in polls on Twitter either. This is nothing but another major blow to users who still haven’t opted for Twitter Blue.

Agitated users also feel that Elon Musk is treading on the wrong path in order to tackle the bot situation. They rather advise utilizing improved AI in order to address this issue.

I don’t get behind this decision. You need to invest money into talent and AI tech to detect bots on the platform.
This isn’t the way to go. It could tarnish the platform

While there are some who suggest a verification system with the help of IDs instead of payment.

For a time now, people haven’t been responding well to the For You tab. And this choice is another controversial one that is receiving criticism.

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Twitter hasn’t commented on the matter where the ‘For You’ tab will only recommend tweets from verified users.

We hope that the team takes users’ reports into consideration and acts on them accordingly.

We’ll keep tabs on the latest developments and update the article as and when something noteworthy comes up.

Update 1 (April 19, 2023)

03:05 pm (IST): Those affected can try installing the Remove Twitter For You extension from the Chrome web store.

Alternatively, you can also install the Control Panel for Twitter browser extension from the Chrome web store or Mac App Store.

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