Elon Musk promises $1 million to find those responsible for ‘botnets’

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(ORDO NEWS) — After Twitter discovered some of its algorithms, Elon Musk offered a $1 million reward to anyone who could pinpoint the origin of “botnets” that allegedly aim to manipulate user reputation scores.

Regarding Twitter’s published source code, Steve Trey said that several factors can lower an account’s “reputation score” on the platform, including blocking, muting, and reporting abuse or spam.

Another Twitter user said that botnets – a network of hijacked computers infected with bot malware and remotely controlled by a hacker – are “destroying accounts”.

The user also asked Musk to only consider mute, blocks, and reports from Twitter Blue followers.

Responding to the tweet, Musk announced a $1 million reward, but only when those involved in the threat are “convicted.”

Even before acquiring Twitter, he said, “We will beat the spambots or die trying!”

Earlier, while revealing the rationale behind Twitter Blue’s relaunch, Elon Musk said, “We’re not very good at tweeting from less visible handles as it’s almost impossible to tell real people from bots/trolls.”

However, the launch of Twitter Blue was met with a growing number of verified but fake accounts that posed as leading brands and personalities, creating havoc on the platform.

What is Twitter Blue?

Twitter Blue is a paid service of this social network, where users can access a number of exclusive benefits.

With the advent of Twitter Blue, you can get two different types of services: paid, which gives you access to news and new features in advance.

To receive the service, the Twitter team must first verify your account and identity, which can take days and even weeks in some cases.

You can change your name or other personal information on your account, but this will require additional mandatory Twitter verification.


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