Changes to the Way News Links Appear on Elon Musk’s X
Some users on Elon Musk’s social media platform, X, have reported that they can no longer see news links and headlines on certain posts. Instead, these posts only display graphics of individual news articles, which has caused confusion among users.
Earlier this month, Musk confirmed that the company was considering this change to “greatly improve the esthetics.” However, it is unclear if the removal of headlines and links will be rolled out to all users.
Linda Yaccarino, recently appointed as CEO of X, mentioned in a conversation with that Musk oversees product and feature development while she handles business and operational matters. Yaccarino has been focused on winning back advertisers on the platform, while Musk has plans to transform the service into an app with additional features, including payments.
In other news, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) announced that it will resume advertising on X after a temporary pause. The civil rights nonprofit had previously advised brand advertisers to halt their campaigns due to a surge in hateful posts. The ADL clarified that it did not orchestrate a boycott or cause significant financial losses for the company. However, they appreciate X’s recent efforts to address hate on the platform and believe more actions are necessary.
Overall, these changes and developments on X highlight the platform’s ongoing evolution and efforts to improve user experience, combat hate speech, and attract advertisers.