Musk urged journalists to immediately publish their content material on X, previously often known as Twitter, Monday night amid studies that the platform is testing a change that hides headlines and different textual content from tweets that hyperlink to information articles.
Fortune reported, citing an unnamed supply, that the deliberate change will alter how information articles seem on the platform, as tweets with hyperlinks will solely show the lead picture of a information article.
Presently information hyperlinks shared on X are displayed as “playing cards” which show the lead picture, a headline and a one-line abstract.
Following the deliberate change, the lead picture will nonetheless be clickable and hyperlink again to the article, however publishers might want to manually add any textual content they wish to seem on a tweet, the report provides.
In response to the report, the change is immediately being pushed by Musk, who believes it’s going to “assist curb clickbait” and “cut back the peak of tweets.”
The reported change comes as Musk makes an attempt to get extra creators and journalists to publish immediately on X in alternate for a share of advert income and subscriptions. On Monday Musk tweeted: “If you happen to’re a journalist who needs extra freedom to write down and the next earnings, then publish immediately on this platform!”
Elon Musk plans to take away headlines from information articles shared on X (Fortune)